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World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich

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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. Thereto, the WGMS annually collects glacier data through its scientific collaboration network that is active in more than 30 countries. This international effort has resulted in unprecedented datasets of glacier distributino and changes - freely available for scientific and educational purposes:

Member Profile

Organization Name World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich
Membership Type Regular Member
Member Since 13 Dec 2011
Organization Website
Host Organization Name University of Zurich
Representative Name Michael Zemp
Address Dept. Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr. 190, Zurich 8057
Network Affiliation Service of IACS/IUGG; in charge of GTN-G within GCOS/GTOS

Updated:27 Oct 2015