[CRYOLIST] 125 years of internationally coordinated glacier monitoring

World Glacier Monitoring Service wgms at geo.uzh.ch
Wed Jan 9 02:48:32 PST 2019

Dear members of the Cryolist,

Glacier monitoring has been internationally coordinated since the 
foundation of the “Commission Internationale des Glaciers” in 1894 [1]. 
Today, this task is continued by the scientific collaboration network of 
the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) and its partner 
organizations [2].

Together with IACS, we will celebrate the 125 years jubilee with a 
session dedicated to “Aspects of the history of cryospheric sciences” 
during the IUGG General Assembly [3] in Montréal, Canada, as well as 
with our regular sessions on “Glacier monitoring from in-situ and 
remotely sensed observations” at EGU [4], IUGG [3] and AGU. At all these 
occasions, we welcome your contributions!

In addition, we will reflect achievements and future challenges in 
glacier monitoring with our national correspondents and international 
partner organizations at three regional meetings [5].

We thank our national correspondents and all principal investigators for 
the great collaboration over the past years and decades and are looking 
forward to continuing serving the community with standardized data on 
glacier changes from around the world. The latest results are available 
from our website [6, 7] and will be published in the next issue of the 
Global Glacier Change Bulletin [8].

Sincerely yours

Michael Zemp, on behalf of the WGMS

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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

[1] History of int. coordinated glacier monitoring: 
[2] Global Terrestrial Network for Glaciers: https://www.gtn-g.ch/
[3] IACS symposia at IUGG (sessions C01 & C15): 
[4] Glacier monitoring @ EGU: 
[5] WGMS General Assembly of National Correspondents: 
[6] Current state of glaciers around the world: https://wgms.ch/faqs/
[7] Fluctuations of Glaciers Browser: https://www.wgms.ch/fogbrowser/
[8] Global Glacier Change Bulletin: https://wgms.ch/ggcb/

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