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fluctuations of glaciers



. The series ‘Fluctuations of Glaciers’ (FoG), prepared by the WGMS, continously publishes internationally collected, standardized 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 standarized data set should be regarded as a working tool for the scientific community, especially concerning the fields of glaciology, climatology, hydrology, and quarternary geology.

The 'Fluctuations of Glaciers' series has the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) 1997-910X (print) and 1997-9118 (online), respectively.

All issues of the FoG can be downloaded below, most issues can also be ordered as hardcopy at WGMS.

The FoG Vol. X (2005-2010) was published and shipped in December 2012.

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Published FoGs:
FoG I 1959-1965   [pdf]
FoG II 1965-1970   [pdf]
FoG III 1970-1975   [pdf]
FoG IV 1975-1980   [pdf]
FoG V 1980-1985   [pdf]
FoG VI 1985-1990   [pdf]
FoG VII 1990-1995   [pdf]
FoG VIII 1995-2000   [pdf]
FoG IX 2000-2005   [pdf]
FoG X 2005-2010   [pdf]

photo: aletschgletscher, switzerland, by m. hoelzle 1987
last change 13/12/2012, igr