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dc.contributor.authorMarta, Silvio
dc.contributor.authorAzzoni, Roberto Sergio
dc.contributor.authorFugazza, Davide
dc.contributor.authorTielidze, Levan
dc.contributor.authorChand, Pritam
dc.contributor.authorSieron, Katrin
dc.contributor.authorAlmond, Peter
dc.contributor.authorAmbrosini, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorAnthelme, Fabien
dc.contributor.authorAlviz Gazitúa, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorBhambri, Rakesh
dc.contributor.authorBonin, Aurélie
dc.contributor.authorCaccianiga, Marco
dc.contributor.authorCauvy-Fraunié, Sophie
dc.contributor.authorCeballos Lievano, Jorge Luis
dc.contributor.authorClague, John
dc.contributor.authorCochachín Rapre, Justiniano Alejo
dc.contributor.authorDangles, Olivier
dc.contributor.authorDeline, Philip
dc.contributor.authorEger, Andre
dc.contributor.authorCruz Encarnación, Rolando
dc.contributor.authorErokhin, Sergey
dc.contributor.authorFranzetti, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorGielly, Ludovic
dc.contributor.authorGili, Fabrizio
dc.contributor.authorGobbi, Mauro
dc.contributor.authorGuerrieri, Alessia
dc.contributor.authorHågvar, Sigmund
dc.contributor.authorKhedim, Norine
dc.contributor.authorKinyanjui, Rahab
dc.contributor.authorMessager, Erwan
dc.contributor.authorMorales-Martínez, Marco Aurelio
dc.contributor.authorPeyre, Gwendolyn
dc.contributor.authorPittino, Francesca
dc.contributor.authorPoulenard, Jerome
dc.contributor.authorSeppi, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorChand Sharma, Milap
dc.contributor.authorUrseitova, Nurai
dc.contributor.authorWeissling, Blake
dc.contributor.authorYang, Yan
dc.contributor.authorZaginaev, Vitalii
dc.contributor.authorZimmer, Anaïs
dc.contributor.authorDiolaiuti, Guglielmina Adele
dc.contributor.authorRabatel, Antoine
dc.contributor.authorFicetola, Gentile Francesco
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-22T13:55:41Z
dc.date.available2021-10-22T13:55:41Z
dc.date.issued2021-10-09
dc.identifierdoi: 10.3390/data6100107
dc.identifier.citationData 6 (10): 107 (2021)
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/705
dc.description.abstractMost of the world’s mountain glaciers have been retreating for more than a century in response to climate change. Glacier retreat is evident on all continents, and the rate of retreat has accelerated during recent decades. Accurate, spatially explicit information on the position of glacier margins over time is useful for analyzing patterns of glacier retreat and measuring reductions in glacier surface area. This information is also essential for evaluating how mountain ecosystems are evolving due to climate warming and the attendant glacier retreat. Here, we present a non-comprehensive spatially explicit dataset showing multiple positions of glacier fronts since the Little Ice Age (LIA) maxima, including many data from the pre-satellite era. The dataset is based on multiple historical archival records including topographical maps; repeated photographs, paintings, and aerial or satellite images with a supplement of geochronology; and own field data. We provide ESRI shapefiles showing 728 past positions of 94 glacier fronts from all continents, except Antarctica, covering the period between the Little Ice Age maxima and the present. On average, the time series span the past 190 years. From 2 to 46 past positions per glacier are depicted (on average: 7.8).
dc.titleThe Retreat of Mountain Glaciers since the Little Ice Age: A Spatially Explicit Database
dc.date.updated2021-10-22T13:55:43Z
dc.description.departmentGeological Sciences


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