BackForward Variable: Glacier cover

Full name Glacier cover
Definition Fraction of a land area covered by permanent ice
Measuring Units % Uncertainty Units %
Horizontal Res Units m Vertical Res Units
Stability Units % (Stability /decade)


Last modified: 2011-08-08
Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: Yes
  • Domain: Terrestrial
    • Sub-domain: Land surface
      • Variable: Glacier cover
        • Measured in Layers:
          • Land surface

Requirements defined for Glacier cover  (2)

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Id Variable Layer App Area Uncertainty Stability / decade Hor Res Ver Res Obs Cyc Timeliness Coverage Conf Level Val Date Source
665 Glacier cover Land surface Climate-TOPC (deprecated) 5 %
7 %
10 %
30 m
45 m
100 m
356 d
1 y
5 y
360 d
1 y
2 y
Global land firm 2007-07-19 TOPC
826 Glacier cover Land surface Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 5 % 15 m
30 m
1 y Global reasonable 2019-09-30 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)