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The High Mountain Asia Near-Global Multi-Decadal Glacial Lake Inventory, Version 1 data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set contains polygons of glacial lake extent on a near-global scale, averaged over five multi-year periods between 1990 and 2018 using optical imagery from Landsat missions 4, 5, 7, and 8.

Access to the data and documentation is provided on the data set web page at the NSIDC DAAC:

Data Acknowledgements
Data authors: Shugar, D., A. Burr, U. K. Haritashya, J. Kargel, C. S. Watson, M. C. Kennedy, A. R. Bevington, R. A. Betts, S. Harrison, and K. Strattman
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Data center: NSIDC DAAC (
Sponsor: NASA EOSDIS (

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