database statistics

The following table provides an overview on currently available data records and the increase from current observation periods:

DATASETNumber of glaciersNumber of observationsIncrements since WGMS (2021)
Front variations (from observations)2,56947,273-12/+595
Front variations (from reconstructions)401,884+1/+5
Mass balance (glacier wide)4927,821+10/+435
Mass balance (point information)15752,297+16/+5,942
Volume/thickness change (geodetic method)210,4801,143,173+173,034/+1,031,289
Special events2,7494,789+2/-29
Glacier maps1011570/0
Database version: DOI:10.5904/wgms-fog-2023-09

last change 8/01/2024