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Geomatics techniques applied to glaciers, rock glaciers, and ice patches in Spain (1991–2012)

Glacial and paraglacial environments

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

DE SANJOSÉ, J.J.
Dept. of Graphic Expression, Univ. of Extremadura, Cáceres, Espagne
BERENGUER, F.
Dept. of Graphic Expression, Univ. of Extremadura, Cáceres, Espagne
ATKINSON, A.D.J.
Dept. of Graphic Expression, Univ. of Extremadura, Cáceres, Espagne
Dept. of Graphic Expression, Univ. of Extremadura, Cáceres, Espagne
SERRANO, E.
Dept. of Geography, Univ., Valladolid, Espagne
Dept. of Geography and Regional Geographic Analysis, Univ., Barcelona, Espagne
Dept. of Geography, Univ., Málaga, Espagne
RICO, I.
Dept. of Geography, Prehistory and Archeology, Univ. of País Vasco, Vitoria, Espagne
KNIGHT, J.
School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, Univ. of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud
HARRISON, S.
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Exeter, Royaume-Uni


Description :
Between 1991 and 2012, different geomatic techniques (total station, global positioning system, close-range photogrammetry and terrestrial laser scanner) were applied to monitor the movement of cryosphere landforms in the high mountains of the Iberian Peninsula. The applied techniques must be adapted to the dynamic conditions of cryospheric environments. This paper analyses the techniques used and results on vertical and horizontal changes of glaciers, rock glaciers and ice patches in the Sierra Nevada, Pyrenees and Picos de Europa, and differences among them by location and topoclimatic setting. All glaciers and rock glaciers show a thinning tendency and annual variations in the flow velocity. In addition to the specific dynamic analysis, the geomatic techniques can be used to detail scale and volume changes and perimeter of the analysed landforms.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography, issn : 0435-3676, 2014, vol. 96, n°. 3, p. 307-321, nombre de pages : 15, Références bibliographiques : 48 ref.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Suede, Stockholm, Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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