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
Received: 11 Feb 2015 – Discussion started: 12 Mar 2015
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).
Revised: 28 Aug 2015 – Accepted: 03 Nov 2015 – Published: 01 Dec 2015
Bjørk, A. A., Kruse, L. M., and Michaelsen, P. B.: Brief communication: Getting Greenland's glaciers right – a new data set of all official Greenlandic glacier names, The Cryosphere, 9, 2215-2218, doi:10.5194/tc-9-2215-2015, 2015.