Volume XLII-2/W13
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W13, 1723-1727, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W13-1723-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W13, 1723-1727, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W13-1723-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  05 Jun 2019

05 Jun 2019

MONITORING SUB-WEEKLY EVOLUTION OF SURFACE VELOCITY AND ELEVATION FOR A HIGH-LATITUDE SURGING GLACIER USING SENTINEL-2

B. Altena, O. N. Haga, C. Nuth, and A. Kääb B. Altena et al.
  • Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, 0371 Oslo, Norway

Keywords: glaciology, pushbroom photogrammetry, time-series, surface kinematics, Negribreen, Svalbard

Abstract. Currently, the Sentinel-2 twin satellite constellation of the Copernicus program is in operational mode and generates high repeat acquisitions at high-latitudes during polar day. These pushbroom satellites have a large field-of-view and are therefore ideal for simultaneous extraction of glacier displacement and elevation data. In this study we showcase the capabilities of this system set-up by generating time-series of glacier flow and elevation change over Negribreen, a tidewater glacier in Svalbard which nowadays is in its surge phase.