|WGMS provides standardized observations on changes in mass, volume, area and length of glaciers with time (Fluctuations of Glaciers), as well as statistical information on the distribution of perennial surface ice in space (World Glacier Inventory). In addition, information on special events are available, such as surges, calving instabilities, rock falls onto glaciers, lake outbursts, ice avalanches, eruptions of glacier-clad volcanoes or related protection work including prospection and scientific analysis.|
|Fluctuations of Glaciers|
|In order to get an overview on available information on glacier fluctuations or to search for specific glaciers, you can:
(a) check in the following Excel table (including glacier fluctuations up to the year 2009):
(b) use the interactive map below (including mass balance data up to the year 2009):
This map can be displayed in GoogleMaps:
MB at WGMS!
(c) or explore the meta-data file in GoogleEarth* (including glacier fluctuations up to the year 2009):
Note: the location coordinates are given as reported to the WGMS and may not exactly match the glacier position.
|World Glacier Inventory|
|For direct access to glacier inventory information (WGI) please contact our mirror-site.|
|Global Terrestrial Network for Glaciers (GTN-G)|
Please find an overview on available glacier data (including inventory data and photographs) on the GTN-G website.
* How to use the meta-data file with GoogleEarth:
last change 23/08/11, igr