The Randolph Glacier Inventory 2.0

With the following links you may download the complete Randolph Glacier Inventory 2.0 or regional subsets. The latest version of the RGI is recommended for all new research.

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The Randolph Glacier Inventory, a global inventory of glacier outlines, is made available under certain transitional usage constraints. It is intended for the estimation of total ice volumes and glacier mass changes at global and large-regional scales. It is supplemental to the Global Land Ice Measurements from Space initiative (GLIMS). Production of the RGI was motivated by the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5) and was released initially with little documentation in view of the IPCC's tight deadlines.

For purposes other than those described above, use of RGI should be cleared with the contributors of the outlines. Please do not distribute RGI. If you know of other potential users, encourage them to register at this web site.

This version of the RGI is provided for archive purposes. The latest version should be used for new research.