Time-lapse of Heavens Peak

time-lapse photo showing occurrence of avalanche

Detailed Description

Figure 6. A time-lapse camera placed along the Going-to-the-Sun Road captures images every 15 minutes of Heavens Peak. This area harbors terrain capable of producing glide snow avalanches annually. The images can be used to detect snowpack displacement/movement by examining the change in dark versus light pixels in each image over time. The images also provide an accurate time stamp that allows for more precise association of meteorological parameters. The red box marks an area where an avalanche occurred during the one-hour time window. Images also featured in (Hendrikx et al., 2012)


Image Dimensions: 480 x 360

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Location Taken: MT, US