Recommendations for the compilation of glacier inventory data from digital sources

  title={Recommendations for the compilation of glacier inventory data from digital sources},
  author={Frank Paul and Roger G. Barry and J. Graham Cogley and H P Frey and Wilfried Haeberli and Akihiko Ohmura and C. S. L. OMMANNEY and Bruce H. Raup and Antonella Rivera and Michael Zemp},
Modern geoinformatic techniques allow the automated creation of detailed glacier inventory data from glacier outlines and digital terrain models (DTMs). Once glacier entities are defined and an appropriate DTM is available, several methods exist to derive the inventory data (e.g. minimum, maximum and mean elevation; mean slope and aspect) for each glacier from digital intersection of both datasets. Compared to the former manual methods, the new grid-based statistical calculations are very fast… CONTINUE READING
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