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Latest ‘Fluctuations of Glaciers’ Report Launched

Geneva 3 August 2005 - Supported by UNEP and other agencies, the World Glacier Monitoring Service has launched the next edition of the Fluctuations of Glaciers report (1995-2000).

The series ‘Fluctuations of Glaciers’ (FoG), prepared by the WGMS, continously publishes internationally collected, standardised data on changes in glaciers throughout the world at 5-yearly intervals. The objective of the publication is to reproduce a global set of data which affords a general view of the changes,encourages more extensive measurements,invites further processing of the results,facilitates consultation of the further sources, and serves as a basis for research.

In fact, this standarised data set should be regarded as a working tool for the scientific community, especially concerning the fields of glaciology, climatology, hydrology, and quarternary geology.

FoG VIII for the years 1995-2000 is now printed and available both as hardcopy and pdf.

For More Information Please Contact: Jaap van Woerden - GEO & Earthwatch Data Coordinator - UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva - tel +41.22.9178169 - fax +41.22.9178029 - email




Further Resources

Fluctuations of Glaciers (FoG),

Download the report (PDF)

UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assesment (DEWA) and Global Resource Information Database (GRID)

World Glacier Monitoring Service
Department of Geography University of Zurich


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