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Canada and the World Glacier Inventory

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This paper reviews the origins of the World Glacier Inventory program and Canada's participation. It tracks the program of the Canadian federal government from its initiation to its demise. Today, progress is geared towards the international GLIMS and GlobGlacier programs, to which scientists from several Canadian universities are making contributions. Achievements during the past decade, towards providing data on Canada's glacierized areas in the Arctic and in western Canada, are documented.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: December 1, 2009

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  • The Annals of Glaciology is a peer-reviewed, thematic journal published 2 to 4 times a year by the International Glaciological Society (IGS). Publication frequency is determined and volume/issue numbers assigned by the IGS Council on a year-to-year basis and with a lead time of 3 to 4 years. The Annals of Glaciology is included in the ISI Science Citation Index from volume 50, number 50 onwards.

    Themes can be on any aspect of the study of snow and ice. Individual members can make a suggestion for a theme for an Annals issue to the Secretary General, who will forward it to the IGS Publications Committee. The IGS Publication Committee will make a recommendation for an individual themed Annals issue, together with a potential Annals Chief Editor for that issue, to IGS Council. The IGS Council will make the decision whether to proceed, taking into account the spread of topics and the overall capacity for publication of pages in Annals.

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