Glacial Area Change in Nepal 1980 - 2010

Identification Info
Date NGS.Web.Models.GeoNetworks.DateT
Date Type publication
Abstract Digital polygon data of Glaciers of Nepal in 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010. This dataset is created using Landsat MSS,TM and ETM+ imageries of four respective decades. The glacier outlines were derived semi-automatically using object-based image classification (OBIC ) method separately for clean ice and debris cover and further editing and validation was done carefully by draping over the high resolution images from Google Earth. Moreover, the glacier outlines for 2000, 1990 and 1980 were derived manually modifying the glacier outlines of 2010 by overlaying separately the images of respective decades.
Purpose To provided the information of the status and changes of glaciers area in Nepal from 1980's to 2010.
Status completed
Descriptive Keyword Glacier, Clean Ice, Debris Cover, Himala, Cryosphere (theme) Nepal (place)
Glacial Area Change in Nepal 1980 - 2010
Maintenance and update frequency notPlanned
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Spatial Representation Type vector
Language English
Character Set utf8
Topic category code geoscientificInformation
Geographic Extent
East 88.175
West 80.794
North 30.376000000000005
South 27.528000000000002
Distributor Information
Individual Name Not Available Email
Organization Name ICIMOD Voice 977-1-5003222
Position name Senior GIS Specialist Address Not Available
Role distributor
Spatial Representation Info
Reference System Information
Code WGS 1984
Data Quality Info
Hierarchy level feature
File Identifier a3e3c0d6-73b2-460a-9836-90e261469b68
Metadata Language eng
Character Set utf8
Date Stamp 2017-12-12T10:11:41
Standard Name North American Profile of ISO 19115:2003
Author Contact
Individual Name Mr. Sudan Bikash Maharjan Email
Organization Name ICIMOD Voice Not Available
Position name Research Associate RS/GIS Address Not Available
Role author