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Fluctuations of Glaciers (FoG)
Entry ID: FoG

Abstract: Since the beginning of internationally coordinated systematic observations on
glacier variations in 1894, a valuable and increasingly important data basis on
glacier changes has been built up. In 1986 the World Glacier Monitoring Service
(WGMS) started to maintain and continue the collection of information on
ongoing glacier changes, when the two former ICSI services PSFG ... View entire text
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Description: Access to FoG Data including front variations and mass balance data.

Description: WGMS Home Page
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Haeberli, W.
Dataset Title: Fluctuations of Glaciers (FoG)
Dataset Series Name: World Glacier Inventory
Dataset Release Place: Switzerland
Dataset Publisher: World Glacier Monitoring Service
Version: Not provided
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1894-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Some records from late 19th century.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
World Glacier Monitoring Service Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 41 1 635 5139
Fax: 41 4 635 6848
Email: hoelzle at, hoelzle at
Contact Address:
University of Zurich
Department of Geography, Physical Geography Division
Winterthurerstr. 190
City: Zurich
Postal Code: CH-8057
Country: Switzerland
Distribution Media: online, web
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: none
Phone: + 41 - 1 - 635 51 20
Fax: + 41 - 1 - 635 68 48
Email: haeberli at
Contact Address:
Physical Geography Division
Department of Geography
Room 25 K 64
University of Zurich - Irchel
Winterthurerstr. 190
City: Zurich
Postal Code: CH-8057
Country: Switzerland
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-02-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08