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Historical analysis and visualization of the retreat of Findelengletscher, Switzerland, 1859–2010

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First standardized long-term DEM uncertainty assessment based on historical topographic maps, the SRTM-X DEM and LIDAR DEMs. In addition, a computer animation which shows the changes of Findelengletscher since the mid 19th century.

P. Rastner and co-authors present the first standardized long-term DEM uncertainty assessment based on historical topographic maps, the SRTM-X DEM and LIDAR DEMs for Findelenglacier in the Swiss Alps [paper]. The study also calculated changes in glacier length, area, and thickness over the 150 years period. In addition, a computer animation has been rendered for public communication.

Rastner, P., Joerg, P. C., Huss, M. and Zemp, M. (2016): Historical analysis and visualization of the retreat of Findelengletscher, Switzerland, 1859–2010. Glob. Planet. Change, 145, 67–77 (doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.07.005).