(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Applications of remote sensing, GIS and GPS in glaciology : a review

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GAO J. ; LIU Y. ;


This review shows that glacial features identifiable from aerial photographs and satellite imagery include spatial extent, transient snowline, equilibrium line elevation, accumulation and ablation zones, and differentiation of ice/snow. Digital image processing (e.g., image enhancement, spectral ratioing and automatic classification) improves the ease and accuracy of mapping these parameters. The traditional visible light/infrared remote sensing of two-dimensional glacier distribution has been extended to three-dimensional volume estimation and dynamic monitoring using radar imagery and GPS. The emergence of new satellite images will make remote sensing of glaciology more predictive and global


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 25, no4 [pp. 520-540]

Bibliographic references : 100 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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