With the following links you may download the complete Randolph Glacier
Inventory 4.0 or regional subsets. If the data for a region have been
updated since the release of this version on 2014-12-01, the date of last
update is shown. We recommend that users keep a record of the date they
MD5 checksums are provided for
each file as a way to check the integrity of the file after download or
media migration. They are only used to make sure a file didn't get
corrupted, and are not needed to process or view the data.
The Randolph Glacier Inventory, a global inventory of glacier
outlines, may be used freely with due acknowledgement.
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).
Future updates will be made to the RGI and the GLIMS Glacier Database in
parallel during a transition period. As all these
data are incorporated into the GLIMS Glacier Database and as download tools
are developed to obtain GLIMS data in the RGI data format, the RGI will be