Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 15, 2115–2132, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2115-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 2115–2132, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2115-2021

Research article 28 Apr 2021

Research article | 28 Apr 2021

Glacier Image Velocimetry: an open-source toolbox for easy and rapid calculation of high-resolution glacier velocity fields

Maximillian Van Wyk de Vries and Andrew D. Wickert

Model code and software

Glacier Image Velocimetry Maximillian Van Wyk de Vries and Andrew D. Wickert https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4624831

Glacier Image velocimetry (app) Maximillian Van Wyk de Vries and Andrew D. Wickert https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4624832

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Short summary
We can measure glacier flow and sliding velocity by tracking patterns on the ice surface in satellite images. The surface velocity of glaciers provides important information to support assessments of glacier response to climate change, to improve regional assessments of ice thickness, and to assist with glacier fieldwork. Our paper describes Glacier Image Velocimetry (GIV), a new, easy-to-use, and open-source toolbox for calculating high-resolution velocity time series for any glacier on earth.