Elevation Differences Across Gulkana Glacier, Alaska, 2010-2014

elevation differences across Gulkana Glacier

Detailed Description

Figure 3:   Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) quantify the size and shape of a glacier at a specific time. Two DEMs can be compared to estimate glacier volume change over the interval between DEM acquisitions. This image shows elevation differences (meters) across Gulkana Glacier, Alaska, over a 5 year interval (2010-2014). The difference documents rapid thinning near the glacier terminus and thinning over most of the glacier, with thickening only in the uppermost reaches. 


Image Dimensions: 3000 x 2250

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Location Taken: US