Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
Research article
24 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 24 Aug 2021

Ice roughness estimation via remotely piloted aircraft and photogrammetry

James Ehrman, Shawn Clark, and Alexander Wall


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-2', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', James Ehrman, 06 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-2', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', James Ehrman, 06 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Jul 2021) by Nicholas Barrand
AR by James Ehrman on behalf of the Authors (16 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (20 Jul 2021) by Nicholas Barrand
Short summary
This research proposes and tests new methods for the estimation of the surface roughness of newly formed river ice covers. The hypothesis sought to determine if surface ice roughness was indicative of the subsurface. Ice roughness has consequences for winter flow characteristics of rivers and can greatly impact river ice jams. Remotely piloted aircraft and photogrammetry were used, and good correlation was found between the observed surface ice roughness and estimated subsurface ice roughness.