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The glacier gallery is an interactive web application with which you can learn (and teach) about the diverse glaciers of the world. It introduces different glacier types with pictures and explanations. It includes typical glaciers from nearly all glaciated regions of the world.
How to use it#
The app contains an interactive map with marked glaciers. The markers are color-coded according to the glacier’s type. When the mouse hovers above one, information about that glacier and a picture of it appears. When you click on the marker information about the glaciertype pop up in the infobox on the right. The box has a second tap that shows information about glaciers in general. If you want to choose a different glacier click into the map to delete your selection and choose a new marker.
Glacier location and sizes are obtained from the Randolph Glacier Inventory version 6.
See the app for links to other data sources and pictures.
Code and data are on GitHub, BSD licensed.
Possible future improvements#
The application would profit from additional glaciers in regions that are not covered yet. If you are interested to contribute you can add a glacier and an image of it into this list. You can send us the edited file per mail or with a pull-request. Thanks!