Kennicott Glacier Time Lapse Traverse (2013 - 2015)

  • Released Monday, April 1st, 2019
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:12AM
  • ID: 4689

Operation IceBridge collected airbourne lidar data over Kennicott Glacier, Alaska in 2013, 2014, and 2015. These datasets were then rasterized and intersected to find a common data collection path where all three years of data overlapped. This overlapping data is then cycled, revealing a time lapse that shows the glacier's natural movements over a three year period.

Rasterized lidar data of Kennicott Glacier, Alaska from 2013 to 2015. The camera starts at the southern part of the glacier and moves northward along most of it's length. This animation is an overlay with an alpha mask that has been coregistered to a digital elevation map of the same region for easier editing.

This animation is a coregistered digital elevation map of Kennicott glacier, Alaska. As with the above visualization, the camera starts in the south and moves northward along the length of the glacier.


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Datasets used in this visualization

  • Aircraft Lidar (ILAKS1B)

    ID: 1023
    Observed Data Collected with UAF Scanner University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)

    University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Lidar data collected by aircraft.

    Credit: Larsen, C. 2010, updated 2018. IceBridge UAF Lidar Scanner L1B Geolocated Surface Elevation Triplets, Version 1. ILAKS1B. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.

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  • Data Compilation DEM (Digital Elevation Map)

    ID: 1024
    Data Compilation Collected with ArcticDEM (Release 7) University of Minnesota

    ArcticDEM is an NGA-NSF public-private initiative to automatically produce a high-resolution, high quality, digital surface model (DSM) of the Arctic using optical stereo imagery, high-performance computing, and open source photogrammetry software.

    Credit: University of Minnesota Polar Geospatial Center (PGC)

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