Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 12, 627–633, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-627-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 627–633, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-627-2018

Brief communication 21 Feb 2018

Brief communication | 21 Feb 2018

Brief Communication: Mapping river ice using drones and structure from motion

Knut Alfredsen et al.

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The formation and breakup of ice on rivers in winter may have impacts on everything from built infrastructure to river ecology. Collecting data on river ice is challenging both technically and because since access to the ice may not always be safe. Here we use a low cost drone to map river ice using aerial imagery and a photogrammetry. Through this we can assess ice volumes, ice extent and ice formation and how ice can affect processes in the river and the utilisation of rivers in winter.