Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 771–787, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-771-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 771–787, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-771-2020

Data description paper 02 Apr 2020

Data description paper | 02 Apr 2020

Historic photographs of glaciers and glacial landforms from the Ralph Stockman Tarr collection at Cornell University

Julie Elliott and Matthew E. Pritchard

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Historic Glacial Images of Alaska and Greenland from the Ralph Stockman Tarr expeditions (1896; 1905--1911) R. S. Tarr and Cornell University Library https://doi.org/10.7298/X4M61H5R

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We have digitized a collection of photographs of glaciated and formerly glaciated regions in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and New York taken during the late 1800s and early 1900s, and we compiled related information just as photo locations, photo dates, and photographic techniques. The photos document dramatic landscape transformations related to climate change and preserve records of everyday life in the Arctic during the early 20th century.