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 standardized 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.