Inventory of tidewater glaciers of Svalbard

Inventory of tidewater glaciers delineated from archival satellite images (Aster, Landsat) acquired in the period 1999-2006. Shapefiles have basic information in the attribute table (name, ID, area, length, front type of tidewater glaciers). When a tidewater glacier has a compound basin, only that part of it feeding the calving front was taken into consideration and presented here as the tidewater glacier. This implies that tributary glaciers clearly separated from the main basin by moraines are not included in the database. Similarly, marginal sections of tidewater glaciers that terminate on land are not included in the Inventory.

Detailed description of the source data and accuracy can be found in: Błaszczyk M., Jania J., Hagen J.O. 2009: Tidewater glaciers of Svalbard: Recent changes and estimates of calving fluxes. Polish Polar Research, 30(2): 85-142.

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Principal Investigator Małgorzata Błaszczyk
Data Curator Małgorzata Błaszczyk
Last Updated January 8, 2021, 16:22 (CET)
Created January 8, 2021, 16:21 (CET)
Parameter name(s) glaciers inventory