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)2,54145,840+42/+1,148
Front variations (from reconstructions)381,855+0/+0
Mass balance (glacier wide)4607,032+10/+470
Mass balance (point information)13541,022+10/+3,559
Volume/thickness change (geodetic method)27,80394,751+23,522/+89,426
Special events2,5403,398+83/+353
Glacier maps85140+10/+23
Database version: DOI:10.5904/wgms-fog-2019-12

last change 10/12/2020