Mapping melting ice with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle: UAVs Mapping Glaciers

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has highlighted that Arctic regions are likely to to warm more rapidly than other regions over the course of the 21st Century. Changes over the last 100 years are very evident and include diminishing glacier extent. Do unmanned aerial vehicles have a role in monitoring these changes over time, and can they help us understand how environmental changes are manifested in the physical environment? Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are now well established as a mapping tool allowing geoscientists a revolutionary insight into our planet and the processes that shape it...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7
Number of pages1
JournalMaplines - The British Cartographic Society
Issue numberSpring
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

Bibliographical note

This is a short general interest article published in Maplines magazine in Spring 2016. Maplines is published three times a year by the British Cartographic Society, with previous issues made freely available at:


  • UAVs
  • glacier
  • remote sensing
  • photogrammetry


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