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Professional Paper 1386

Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World

About this Volume

U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386, Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World, contains 11 chapters designated by the letters A through K. Chapter A provides a comprehensive, yet concise, review of the "State of the Earth's Cryosphere at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Glaciers, Global Snow Cover, Floating Ice, and Permafrost and Periglacial Environments," and a "Map/Poster of the Earth's Dynamic Cryosphere," and a set of eight "Supplemental Cryosphere Notes" about the Earth's Dynamic Cryosphere and the Earth System. The next 10 chapters, B through K, are arranged geographically and present glaciological information from Landsat and other sources of historic and modern data on each of the geographic areas. Chapter B covers Antarctica; Chapter C, Greenland; Chapter D, Iceland; Chapter E, Continental Europe (except for the European part of the former Soviet Union), including the Alps, the Pyrenees, Norway, Sweden, Svalbard (Norway), and Jan Mayen (Norway); Chapter F, Asia, including the European part of the former Soviet Union, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bhutan; Chapter G, Turkey, Iran, and Africa; Chapter H, Irian Jaya (Indonesia) and New Zealand; Chapter I, South America; Chapter J, North America (excluding Alaska); and Chapter K, Alaska. Chapters A–D each include map plates.

Chapters in this Series

Published chapters are linked to the online versions.

P 1386-A: State of the Earth's Cryosphere at the Beginning of the 21st Century

P 1386-B: Antarctica

P 1386-C: Greenland

P 1386-D: Iceland

P 1386-E: Continental Europe

P 1386-F: Asia

P 1386-G: Turkey, Iran, and Africa

P 1386-H: Irian Jaya (Indonesia) and New Zealand

P 1386-I: South America

P 1386-J: North America (excluding Alaska)

P 1386-K: Alaska

First posted August 2010

For additional information contact:
Jane G. Ferrigno

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