New version of the Fluctuations of Glaciers database
Dear members of Cryolist,
The World Glacier Monitoring Service has updated its FoG database with
more than 20,000 new or corrected data records.
This latest update includes:
+ 300 new or corrected glacier-wide balances, including 1,500 new point
mass balance measurements, thanks to the efforts of the colleagues
running mass-balance monitoring programs around the globe (as listed in
WGMS 2017, Global Glacier Change Bulletin No. 2)
+ 9,000 new glacier-wide volume changes from geodetic methods, e.g. from
Brun et al. (2017, Nat. Geosc.), Falaschi et al. (2017, J. Glaciol.),
Hannesdottir et al. (2015, The Cryosphere), Holzer et al. (2015, The
Cryosphere), Pieczonka & Bolch (2015, Global Planetary Change), Goerlich
et al. (2017, Remote Sensing).
+ 500 new front variation observations thanks to observers around the
globe (as listed in WGMS 2017, Global Glacier Change Bulletin No. 2)
+ 350 additional special events compiled by Raymond et al. (2003,
+ an updated look-up-table linking > 9’000 WGMS glacier IDs to WGI,
GLIMS and RGI databases
When using the data, please cite as WGMS (2017, updated and earlier
reports) and/or the original investigators and sponsoring agencies
according to the available meta-information.
This new data release was only possible thanks to the long-standing
collaboration with our National Correspondents and the Principal
Investigators. The WGMS acknowledges the support received from the Swiss
GCOS Office at the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology
MeteoSwiss, the University of Zurich, the European Space Agency, and the
Copernicus Climate Change Service.
Michael Zemp, on behalf of the WGMS team
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World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)
Department of Geography
University of Zurich