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Resources on Glaciers
National Snow and Ice Data Center
Includes data and images of glaciers around the world. Click the Education Center link to find glacier facts, the story of a glacier’s life cycle, and links to glaciological data and science programs. The Center is housed at the University of Colorado.
Benchmark Glaciers in the U.S.
Find information about the USGS's "benchmark" glacier program to monitor climate, glacier geometry, glacier mass balance, glacier motion, and stream runoff in Alaska and Washington.
World Glacier Monitoring Service
For more than a century, the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) and its predecessor organizations have been compiling and disseminating standardized data on glacier fluctuations. It annually collects glacier data from more than 30 countries. Includes reports, data, and a list of suggested reading on glaciers.
Photos of Glaciers
Glacier Photograph Collection
An online, searchable collection of photographs of glaciers, mostly taken in the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Greenland. Photos were taken from both the air and the ground. Dates of the photographs range from the mid 1800s to the present day.
Retreating Glacier Photos from Glacier National Park
View and download photographs taken from 1910 to the 21st century of various glaciers in Glacier National Park.
Check these out!
The list below is just a selection. Check the catalog for additional online and print books on glaciers.