Search Help
GLIMS Glacier Database
Entry ID: NSIDC-0272

Abstract: Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) is an international initiative with the goal of repeatedly surveying the world's estimated 200,000 glaciers. GLIMS uses data collected by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard the Terra satellite and the LANDSAT series of satellites, along with historical observations. The GLIMS initiative has ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: Search Database
View entire list
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: GLIMS, and National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Dataset Title: GLIMS Glacier Database
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0272
Dataset Release Date: 2005-06-21
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1850-01-01
Use Constraints Some data in the GLIMS database are under embargo at the request of the submitter. The GLIMS Glacier Viewer requires Java and Javascript to run properly.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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
View entire list
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: GML
View entire list
Extended Metadata Properties
(Click to view more)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-06-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18