Wikipedia:WikiProject Glaciers

WikiProject Glaciers
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Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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Welcome to the Glaciers WikiProject, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Glaciers.

(For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and the Guide to WikiProjects).

  • All articles about glaciers, glaciology, geologic and geographical impacts from glaciers, as well as climatological articles directly related to glaciers.
The Malaspina Glacier is so large that it can only seen in its entirety from space; this 1994 photo from STS-66, on a rare clear day, is of an area about 100 km (60 mi) across.



The parent of this WikiProject is the WikiProject Geography.

Similar WikiprojectsEdit

Projects covering other geographical features:

Open tasksEdit

  • Add infobox to articles.
  • Add message box to talk pages related to this project.
  • Expand List of glaciers, the list is underpopulated for European and Asian glaciers.
  • Add and cleanup images listed at commons. Many images of glaciers can be found on the mainpage for the glacier category and subpages listed at Commons Category:Glaciers
  • Expand articles listed as stubs which can be found at Category:Glaciology stubs
  • A range of cleanup tasks are available at Cleanup listing.

Latest article changesEdit

Recent changesEdit

No changes during the given period match these criteria.


Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

If you'd like to display a WikiProject Glaciers userbox on your user page, you can use this link: {{Template:User WikiProject Glaciers}}. It will produce this:

 This user is a member of the WikiProject Glaciers.


Featured articlesEdit


Good articlesEdit

Featured picturesEdit

Featured picture candidatesEdit

New articlesEdit

Please feel free to list your new Glaciers-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box the Main Page.

Collaboration and reviewEdit

Articles in need of improvementEdit


Glacier infoboxEdit

At right is an example of the infobox that can be used for glacier articles. Further instructions on the usage of the infobox can be found at the infobox talk page.

Gannett Glacier (EXAMPLE)
Gannett Glacier on the north slope of Gannett Peak
TypeMountain glacier
LocationWyoming, U.S.
Coordinates43°11′48″N 109°39′02″W / 43.19667°N 109.65056°W / 43.19667; -109.65056Coordinates: 43°11′48″N 109°39′02″W / 43.19667°N 109.65056°W / 43.19667; -109.65056
Area3.63 km2 (900 acres)

Helpful pointers:

  • It is generally standard practice to have metric distances and areas in articles shown first with United States customary units second unless the article is about a glacier in the U.S. In scientific articles, metric is generally considered to be the standard and customary units are used only as a courtesy.
  • Refer to the conversion templates to ensure all articles have both metric and imperial units. Generally, metric usage is sufficient in scientific articles. However to those unfamiliar with metric measurements, the conversion templates ensure both measurements are provided. Generally, a standard conversion template will appear as {{convert|1150|m|ft|abbr=on}} in the editing window, which allows as an example, 1150 meters to be converted to feet. The "abbr" is encoded to abbreviate both meters to "m" and feet to "ft" and this parameter can be removed from the template entirely when editing an article or type off instead of on to keep the full words. When saved, the example above appears as 1,150 m (3,770 ft) in the article. One can also use Google to make conversions by simply typing the distance or area and then to the conversion one wishes to make.
  • Glaciers are sometimes more difficult to locate on a map than are mountains, so a query on a certain mountain known to be close the glacier may help narrow down the search.

Wikiproject messageboxEdit

{{WikiProject Glaciers}} can be added near the top of talk pages. The template produces the following message:

WikiProject Glaciers (Rated Project-class)
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject Glaciers, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Glaciers on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Project This article has been rated as Project-Class on the project's quality scale.


Code Result
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 This user is a member of the WikiProject Glaciers.

Stub articlesEdit

{{Glaciology-stub}} can be added to the bottom of article pages related to this project. A stub is generally any article that doesn't have at least one reliable reference, two paragraphs of information and or lacks appropriate links to categories. Please add the stub template to the article page of articles which meet this criteria and as discussed at the stub guideline page.

All articles that are tagged as stubs automatically link to Category:Glaciology stubs.

Links to templatesEdit


Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Glaciers! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Glacier articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.


List of known categories related to this project which needs cleanup, creation and further splitting into smaller subcategories. See help:categories for clarification.


Related areasEdit

The parent of this WikiProject is the WikiProject Geography. A related WikiProject is WikiProject Mountains.

The Portal for Geography is the major parent portal for this project.



Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.