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Glacier Inventory of West Greenland
Entry ID: G01375

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Abstract: The inventory includes 5,297 Glaciers from west Greenland between 59 to 71 degrees latitude north and 43 to 53 degrees longitude west. The glacier data basin division is based on a simplified version of the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) system. Data are based on 1:250000 maps, Landsat imagery, and aerial photos that were taken between 1948 and 1985.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 71.0   S: 59.0   E: -43.0   W: -53.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Weidick, A., C. E. Boeggild, and N. T. Knudsen.
Dataset Title: Glacier Inventory of West Greenland
Dataset Series Name: G01375
Dataset Release Date: 1992-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1948-01-01
Stop Date: 1985-12-31
Quality Note that if the glacier terminated in the sea, the glacier terminus was not measured and the Minimum glacier elevation field was left blank in the data file.
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 32 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Contact Address:
Geological Survey of Greenland
Province or State: COPENHAGEN
Country: DENMARK
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Weidick, A., Boeggild, C. E., and Knudsen, N. T. 1992: Glacier inventory and atlas of west Greenland. Rapport Groenlands Geologiske Undersoegelse, 158.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1992-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18