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 (2017)
Front variations (from observations)2,58146,678+40/+838
Front variations (from reconstructions)391,879+1/+24
Mass balance (glacier wide)4827,386+22/+354
Mass balance (point information)14146,355+6/+5,333
Volume/thickness change (geodetic method)37,446111,884+9,643/+17,133
Special events2,7474,818+207/+1,420
Glacier maps101157+15/+15
Database version: DOI:10.5904/wgms-fog-2021-05

last change 23/07/2021