Mobile App: Glaciers of the World

A mobile app to learn about glaciers across the world.

Students will search for glacier-related information based on name, country, and other filters. They can also play a card game to test their glacier knowledge.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What is the size and elevation of some glaciers in Asia?
  2. Describe the current “health” status of glaciers in Europe.
  3. How do glaciers provide evidence of climate change?

About the Tool

Tool Name wgms Glacier
Discipline Geography, Earth Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Glaciers, Cryosphere
Climate Topic Climate and the Cryosphere
Type of Tool Mobile App
Grade Level High School; Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Developed by WGMS and Ubique within the Capacity Building and Twinning for Climate Observing Systems, a project by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and coordinated by the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss;  the University of Zurich
Hosted at Apple App Store; Google Play Store
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic