Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 12, 3045–3065, 2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 3045–3065, 2018

Research article 26 Sep 2018

Research article | 26 Sep 2018

Dual-satellite (Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8) remote sensing of supraglacial lakes in Greenland

Andrew G. Williamson et al.

Model code and software

Full source code for the Fully Automated Supraglacial lake Tracking at Enhanced Resolution ("FASTER") algorithm A. Williamson

Short summary
A new approach is presented for automatically monitoring changes to area and volume of surface lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet using Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 satellite data. The dual-satellite record improves on previous work since it tracks changes to more lakes (including small ones), identifies more lake-drainage events, and has higher precision. The results also show that small lakes are important in ice-sheet hydrology as they route more surface run-off into the ice sheet than large lakes.