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how many glaciers?

Bindschadler, Robert A. (GSFC-614.0)[EMERITUS]



(I had a great response to my last query, so I’m back again…)


Anyone know of a citable source for the number of glaciers in the world?  I thought (maybe wrongly since I can’t find my source) that the number was about 50,000, but I’m editing some input to a report that states 200,000.


Thanks in advance for any responses,




Dr. Robert Bindschadler

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