Easy Access to GLIMS Glacier Data

The Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) project at NSIDC has implemented a database of glacier outlines from around the world and other information about glaciers that includes the metadata on how those outlines were derived. This site provides the ability to:

The GLIMS database and the Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI) are converging. The RGI began with GLIMS data and was added to significantly. Now, those additional outline are being combined with their source information and being added back into GLIMS. The end result will be a richer and more complete GLIMS Glacier Database, with different versions of the RGI as snapshots of the world's glaciers at different times.

For further information, see our references page.