3D visualation in research: A 3D representation of the glacier elevation changes around Daugaard Jensen glacier from 1987 to 2014. The image is the 1987 orthophoto and the elevation change color scale ranges from ­1 to 0.5 meters per year. Data and differences as described in Scientific Data (Korsgaard, Nuth et. al. 2016)
Published May 31, 2016 4:38 PM

Recently, a Danish-Norwegian research team re-processed thousands of aerial photos into 3D Digital Elevation Models (DEM) surrounding the entire coastline of Greenland. The new data extends the precise geometric record of Greenland glacier margins to the late 1970s and 80s and can be used to quantify the decline in the ice mass, for example. The data is freely available to the public domain.

The clacier Inkhu in the Himalayas. Photo: Patrick Wagnon, IRD
Published Nov. 10, 2013 7:05 PM

Satellite data from IceSat (NASA) provide new knowledge about the glaciers of the world's highest mountains. Findings in a paper published in Nature shows that Himalayan glaciers does not melt faster than other ice glaciers.