GLIMS Meeting 2016, San Francisco, California, USA
Agenda and Highlights
- Welcome, introductions
- Bruce Raup Review of GLIMS activity during 2016 (Slides).
- By merging Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI) data, GLIMS is now a globally
complete and multi-temporal glacier database.
- GLIMS works closely with the RGI group, NASA's High Mountain Asia
project, USAID's CHARIS (Contribution to High Asia Runoff from Ice and
Snow) project, and other glacier activities at NSIDC and the World
Glacier Monitoring Service.
- GLIMS has a newly improved data model.
- Contribute data to GLIMS by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Newly improved Web map data browser and download functions were
- GLIMS road map: More data types into GLIMS: velocity,
operational addition of topographic and centerline
- Regional activity (Updates from other meeting participants on
GLIMS-relevant projects, glacier mapping activities, upcoming contributions
to GLIMS). Highlights:
- Solveig Winsvold gave an update on the Copernicus Glacier Service activity
- Lucas Ruiz gave an update on Argentina's glacier inventory activity.
Sixteen small inventories are online now, and the rest will be available,
and contributed to GLIMS,
by the end of 2017. The new inventory contains 1000 more glaciers than
the RGI (primarily rock glaciers).
- Community needs and General Discussion
Mohan B. Chand
Siri Jodha Khalsa
Solveig H. Winsvold