This work was funded by the U.S. Geological Survey Western Mountain Initiative and the U.S. Forest Service.
Glaciers -- Inventories -- West (U.S.), Glaciers -- West (U.S.) -- Measurement
A comprehensive mid-20th century inventory of glaciers and perennial snowfields (G&PS) was compiled for the American West, west of the 100° meridian. The inventory was derived from U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic maps based on aerial photographs acquired during 35 years,1955–1990.
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Fountain, Andrew G.; Glenn, Bryce; and Basagic, Hassan J., "Data From: The Geography of Glaciers and Perennial Snowfields in the American West" (2023). Geology Faculty Datasets. 4. https://doi.org/10.15760/geology-data.04
Outline Field Descriptions
Digital Elevation Models.zip (11555907 kB)
GeoTiffs of elevations
ReadMe Digital Elevation Models.docx (15 kB)
List of Mountain Ranges covered within each Elevation Model
Glacier_Outlines_24K.geojson (26059 kB)
Open Source.GeoJSON format
Glacier_Outlines_24K.zip (7375 kB)
The data supports a manuscript published in Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, “The Geography of Glaciers and Perennial Snowfields in the American West”. http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21113
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The data sets below contain digital elevation models of the glacier populated regions and shape files of the glaciers and perennial snowfields in Arc and GeoJSON formats.