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Machine Learning for Glacier Monitoring in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

  title={Machine Learning for Glacier Monitoring in the Hindu Kush Himalaya},
  author={Shimaa Baraka and Benjamin Akera and Bibek Aryal and T. Sherpa and Finu Shresta and Anthony Ortiz and K. Sankaran and J. Ferres and M. Matin and Y. Bengio},
Glacier mapping is key to ecological monitoring in the hkh region. Climate change poses a risk to individuals whose livelihoods depend on the health of glacier ecosystems. In this work, we present a machine learning based approach to support ecological monitoring, with a focus on glaciers. Our approach is based on semi-automated mapping from satellite images. We utilize readily available remote sensing data to create a model to identify and outline both clean ice and debris-covered glaciers… Expand

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