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dc.contributor.author Richard M. en_US
dc.contributor.author S. D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Duncan J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Neil F. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-11T10:18:56Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-11T10:18:56Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0309133305pp456ra en_US
dc.identifier.citation Lucas , R M , Richardson , S D , Quincey , D J & Glasser , N F 2005 , ' Optical remote sensing techniques in high-mountatin environments: application to glacial hazards ' Progress in Physical Geography , vol 29 , no. 4 , pp. 475-505 . , 10.1191/0309133305pp456ra en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 94443 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1516 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1516
dc.description.abstract Remote sensing studies have shown that glaciers and their proximal environments exhibit unique temporal, spatial and spectral characteristics that can be analysed to better quantify glacial hazard potential. In this review, the optical remote sensing data sources available to glacial hazard assessors are considered and the range of information on glacial environments that can be derived is analysed. The review shows that the integration of a variety of data sources can provide geoscientists with information regarding glacial lakes and lake development, glacier dynamics, avalanche sources and ice-marginal fluctuations. Such data can be used to complement and, in many cases, improve field-based glacial hazard assessments. The review concludes that aerial photography still remains the main source of data for measuring a number of glacier characteristics, but that fine to moderate spatial resolution satellite sensors (e.g., ASTER, SPOT 5 HRVIR, Landsat ETM) also provide useful information that can be used to support the assessment of hazards in high-mountain glacierized terrain. en_US
dc.format.extent 31 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Progress in Physical Geography en_US
dc.title Optical remote sensing techniques in high-mountatin environments: application to glacial hazards en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Centre for Glaciology en_US


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