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Title: Glaciers 2012
Depositor: Gruber, Stephan; University of Zurich
Abstract: Inventory of glaciers giving data on their area, perimeter and shape. This data has been collected by the World Glacier Monitoring Service and was released as part of a larger permafrost dataset ( The derivation of the dataset is described in this publication <>
Lineage: The derivation of the dataset is described in this publication <>. In it, issues of uncertainty and heterogeneity are discussed in detail. These are especially important when using such data for validating other models. Updated statistics for global/national permafrost areas as well as plots detailing the nature of permafrost areas in terms of latitude, elevation, heterogeneity and terrain ruggedness are available and include an estimation of uncertainty. The data are provided "as is" and University of Zurich makes no representations or warranties, express or implied. By way of example, but without limitation, University of Zurich makes no representations or warranties of merchantibily or tness for any particular purpose or that the data will meet your requirements or that the use of the data or documentation will not infringe any third party's patents, copyrights, trademarks or other rights. Furthermore, University of Zurich does not warrant or make any representations regarding use of the data in terms of correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise or that defects in the data will be corrected. University of Zurich will not be liable for any consequential, incidental, or special damages, or any other relief, or for any claim by any third party, arising from the use of the data. Please attribute the WGMS an University of Zurich as the sources of this data.
Date: 2012-02-22
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