[CRYOLIST] New version of the Fluctuations of Glaciers database

World Glacier Monitoring Service wgms at geo.uzh.ch
Thu Jul 5 06:10:29 PDT 2018

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

You can access the new database version using the WGMS FoG Browser: 

…or download the entire database: http://wgms.ch/data_databaseversions/

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.

Kind regards

Michael Zemp, on behalf of the WGMS team

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World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)
Department of Geography
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich

phone: +41-44 635 51 39
email: wgms at geo.uzh.ch

- - - - - - - quick links - - - - - - -

Glacier Monitoring Session @ AGU 2018:

WGMS achievements and future challenges:

GTN-G Global Glacier Browser:

WGMS Fluctuations of Glaciers Browser:

WGMS Glacier App 2.0:

Global Glacier Change Bulletin No. 2 (2014-2015):

Glossary of Glacier Mass Balance and Related Terms:

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