An updated glacier inventory (2018) for the Alaska region using Landsat 8 OLI

An updated glacier inventory (2018) for the Alaska region using Landsat 8 OLI

On the basis of RGI6.0, we use remote sensing and geographic information system technology to update the glacier inventory data in Alaska. The updated glacier inventory uses a data source for 2018 Landsat OLI spatial resolution 15m remote sensing image, and the method used is manual interpretation. The results show that the Alaska Glacier inventory includes 27043 glaciers with a total area of 81285km2. The uncertiany of this data is 4.3%. The data will provide important data support for the study of glacier change in Alaska and the regional and global impact of glacier change in the context of global change.

File naming and required software

File name: Glacier catalog data is stored in ShapeFile format, and the file name is "Alaska glacier inventory in 2018. SHP"
Data reading mode: the dataset can be opened directly with ArcGIS

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Shangguan, D. (2020). An updated glacier inventory (2018) for the Alaska region using Landsat 8 OLI. A Big Earth Data Platform for Three Poles, DOI: 10.11888/Glacio.tpdc.270305. CSTR: 18406.11.Glacio.tpdc.270305. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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CASEarth:Big Earth Data for Three Poles(grant No. XDA19070000) (No:XDA19000000)

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Geographic coverage
East: -126.86 West: -176.14
South: 52.06 North: 69.35
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: 10m - 100m
  • File size: 107 MB
  • Views: 5571
  • Downloads: 361
  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 2018-07-11 To 2018-10-10
  • Updated time: 2022-11-08
: SHANGGUAN Donghui   李耀军  

Distributor: A Big Earth Data Platform for Three Poles


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