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Glacier mapping and monitoring based on spectral data


Kääb, Andreas; Bolch, Tobias; Casey, Kimberly A; Heid, Torborg; Kargel, Jeffrey S; Leonard, Gregory J; Paul, Frank; Raup, Bruce H (2014). Glacier mapping and monitoring based on spectral data. In: Kargel, Jeffrey S; Leonard, Gregory J; Bishop, Michael P; Kääb, Andreas; Raup, Bruce H. Global Land Ice Measurements from Space. Heidelberg: Springer, 75-104.

Abstract

Spectral, and not least multi-spectral satellite data represent the backbone of spaceborne glacier mapping and monitoring, and have allowed for substantial progress of global glacier observations in recent years. In this chapter we give an overview of the information contained in, for the most part, ASTER or Landsat type spectral data, and of methods to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze this information for glacier studies. Besides multispectral techniques based on the visible, and near- and short-wave infrared sections of the spectrum, we also shortly discuss methods based on thermal and radar data, with special emphasis on the mapping of debris-covered glacier ice. A further focus is on spectral change detection techniques applied to multitemporal data over glaciers, with special attention to a novel image differencing technique. Finally, we give an overview of satellite-image based measurement of glacier flow, a group of methods that we view as a category of spectrally-based change detection.

Abstract

Spectral, and not least multi-spectral satellite data represent the backbone of spaceborne glacier mapping and monitoring, and have allowed for substantial progress of global glacier observations in recent years. In this chapter we give an overview of the information contained in, for the most part, ASTER or Landsat type spectral data, and of methods to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze this information for glacier studies. Besides multispectral techniques based on the visible, and near- and short-wave infrared sections of the spectrum, we also shortly discuss methods based on thermal and radar data, with special emphasis on the mapping of debris-covered glacier ice. A further focus is on spectral change detection techniques applied to multitemporal data over glaciers, with special attention to a novel image differencing technique. Finally, we give an overview of satellite-image based measurement of glacier flow, a group of methods that we view as a category of spectrally-based change detection.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:05 Dec 2014 14:38
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:35
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:978-3-540-79817-0
Official URL:http://www.springer.com/new+%26+forthcoming+titles+(default)/book/978-3-540-79817-0

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