Glacier regions are useful for regional assessments of glacier change and other parameters. We hereby announce the GTN-G Glacier Regions dataset. This dataset is a joint set of regions recommended by the Global Terrestrial
Network for Glaciers
(GTN-G) Advisory Board, the Global Land Ice Measurements from Space initiative (GLIMS), the Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI) Working Group of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), and the World
Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS).
The GTN-G Glacier regions dataset defines 19 first-order glacier regions and more than 90 second-order regions encompassing all of earth's glaciers and ice caps. It is an update of the RGI dataset 5.0 with some small
modifications from the WGMS glacier regions. The GTN-G glacier regions are already implemented in RGI 6.0 released this July and are implemented in the coming Global Glacier Change Bulletin to be released by WGMS later this year.