Notable glaciers around the world.

Entity["Glacier",name] or

represents an entity of type "Glacier".

[prop]

gives the value of a specified property.

[{propi,}]

gives the value of a list of properties.

EntityClass["Glacier",{propispeci,}]

represents a class of entities with values of propi defined by speci.

Sample Entities

Properties

  • AblationOrientationorientation of ablation zone
    AccumulationOrientationorientation of accumulation zone
    Areaarea
    Coordinatescoordinates
    DrainageBasinsdrainage basins
    EntityClassesentity classes
    ExposedAreaexposed area
    FartherMorainesTypefarther moraines
    FrontalCharacteristicsfrontal characteristics
    GlacierFormglacier form
    GlacierIDglacier ID
    Latitudelatitude
    Locationlocation
    Longitudelongitude
    LongitudinalProfilelongitudinal profile
    MaxAblationLengthmaximum length of ablation zone
    MaxElevationmaximum elevation
    MaxExposedLengthmaximum exposed length
    MaxLengthmaximum length
    MeanDepthmean depth
    MeanElevationmean elevation
    MeanElevationAblationmean elevation of ablation zone
    MeanElevationAccumulationmean elevation of accumulation zone
    MeanLengthmean length
    MeanWidthmean width
    MinElevationminimum elevation
    MinElevationExposedminimum elevation exposed
    Namename
    NearestMorainesTypenearest moraines
    NourishmentSourcenourishment source
    Positionposition
    PrimaryClassificationclassification
    SnowLineElevationsnow line elevation
    SnowLineWithDatesnow line elevation
    TongueActivitytongue activity

Details

  • "Glacier" entities include mobile and densely packed bodies of ice, such as mountain glaciers, continental ice sheets and valley glaciers.
  • Some properties are available for the "Glacier" entity type as a whole and can be given using the form EntityValue["Glacier",property]. Such properties include:
  • "Properties"the list of available properties
    "PropertyCanonicalNames"the standard names of available properties
    "SampleEntities"a sample list of available entities (typically of length 10)
    "SampleEntityClasses"a sample list of available entity classes (typically of length 10)
    "EntityCount"number of entities available
    "Entities"the list of available entities
    "EntityCanonicalNames"the standard names of available entities
    "EntityClasses"the list of available entity classes
    "EntityClassCanonicalNames"the standard names of available entity classes
    "PropertyClasses"the list of available property classes
    "PropertyClassCanonicalNames"the standard names of available property classes
    "PropertyCount"number of properties available
  • The following annotations can be used in the third argument of EntityValue["Glacier",property,annotation]:
  • "Source"source information for the property
    "Date"the date associated with the entity-property value (if any)
    "EntityAssociation"an association of entities and entity-property values
    "PropertyAssociation"an association of properties and entity-property values
    "EntityPropertyAssociation"an association in which the specified entities are keys, and values are a nested association of properties and entity-property values
    "PropertyEntityAssociation"an association in which the specified properties are keys, and values are a nested association of entities and entity-property values
    "Dataset"a dataset in which the specified entities are keys, and values are an association of property names and entity-property values
  • The following annotations can be used in the second argument of EntityValue[property,annotation]:
  • "Qualifiers"the list of possible qualifiers for the property
    "QualifierValues"the list of possible values that can be given to each qualifier
    "DefaultQualifierValues"the list of default values for the property's qualifiers
    "Description"a brief textual description of the property
    "Definition"a detailed textual definition of the property
    "PhysicalQuantity"the physical quantity associated with the entity-property value
    "Unit"the unit associated with the entity-property value
  • A qualifier value of Automatic indicates that an applicable format of values can be used; e.g. for the "Date" qualifier, this includes a proper date or date span.

Examples

Basic Examples  (4)

Use for entity discovery:

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Find a property value for an entity:

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Retrieve a dataset of all available properties for an entity:

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Find the 8 largest notable glaciers by area:

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