Brief communication: Getting Greenland's glaciers right – a new data set of all official Greenlandic glacier names
- 1Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
- 2Oqaasileriffik – The Greenland Language Secretariat, Ministry of Culture, Education, Research and Church, Nuuk, Greenland
- 3Danish Geodata Agency, Danish Ministry of the Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
Abstract. Place names in Greenland can be difficult to get right, as they are a mix of Greenlandic, Danish, and other foreign languages. In addition, orthographies have changed over time. With this new data set, we give the researcher working with Greenlandic glaciers the proper tool to find the correct name for glaciers and ice caps in Greenland and to locate glaciers described in the historic literature with the old Greenlandic orthography. The data set contains information on the names of 733 glaciers, 285 originating from the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) and 448 from local glaciers and ice caps (LGICs).