Global Lake Ice Phenology - Global Aqua Remote Sensing (GARS) laboratory

Global Lake Ice Phenology

Basic descriptions

The global annual lake ice phenological dataset includes the freeze-up date, break-up date, and ice duration for 74,245 lakes in the northern hemisphere. The dataset is divided into three parts: 1) current data, obtained from MODIS productions through a DLRM model (with parameters provided), covering the period of 2001 to 2020; 2) historical and 3) future simulation data, obtained from the temperature-based lakespecific models, for the periods of 1861-2005 and 2006-2099, respectively.

Users can use this dataset to obtain the annual freezing start time, end time, and freezing duration of lakes; It can also track its long-term changes.

Data download

The GLIP dataset is publicly available at this lab webpage via the following links:



Related Publications

Wang, X., Feng, L.*, Qi, W., Cai, X., Zheng, Y., et al. (2022). Continuous loss of global lake ice across two centuries revealed by satellite observations and numerical modeling. Geophysical Research Letters,