Astrolabe glacier
Field data website of the Astrolabe glacier, Terre Adélie, Antarctica
Astrolabe glacier
Description : DEM

The DEM was processed within the SPIRIT project (Korona et al., 2009). It covers the entire drainage basin of the Astrolabe glacier (see the total coverage of the DEM on the right image below). However the studied area of the project only covers the coastal part of the glacier as depicted on the webmap, and on the left image below. It also corresponds to the area where the optical contrast is the best, therefore allowing for a vertical resolution down to 3 meters in the final DEM. For more information, see Le Meur et al., 2013.

Download : if you are intesrested in the tabular data (X,Y,Z) of the DEM, please contact the responsible for the SPIRIT project (mail).

References :

Korona, Jérôme, Étienne Berthier, Marc Bernard, Frédérique Rémy, et Éric Thouvenot. « SPIRIT. SPOT 5 stereoscopic survey of Polar Ice: Reference Images and Topographies during the fourth International Polar Year (2007 - 2009) ». ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 64, no 2 (mars 2009): 204-212. doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2008.10.005.

Le Meur, E., M. Sacchettini, S. Garambois, E. Berthier, A. S. Drouet, G. Durand, D. Young, et al. « Two independent methods for mapping the grounding line of an outlet glacier – example from the Astrolabe Glacier, Terre Adélie, Antarctica ». The Cryosphere Discussions 7, no 4 (8th august 2013): 3969-4014. doi:10.5194/tcd-7-3969-2013.


Left : shadowed DEM of the coastal part of the glacier. Right : outlining of the entire DEM.

Astrolabe glacier

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