Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 15, 4221–4239, 2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 4221–4239, 2021
Research article
06 Sep 2021
Research article | 06 Sep 2021

Measuring the state and temporal evolution of glaciers in Alaska and Yukon using synthetic-aperture-radar-derived (SAR-derived) 3D time series of glacier surface flow

Sergey Samsonov et al.

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The direction and intensity of glacier surface flow adjust in response to a warming climate, causing sea level rise, seasonal flooding and droughts, and changing landscapes and habitats. We developed a technique that measures the evolution of surface flow for a glaciated region in three dimensions with high temporal and spatial resolution and used it to map the temporal evolution of glaciers in southeastern Alaska (Agassiz, Seward, Malaspina, Klutlan, Walsh, and Kluane) during 2016–2021.