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EIS comes to Geografisk Institut, Københavns Universitet

During an invited lunchtime presentation, I will begin the process of assembling a team of students to analyze Greenland EIS data.

Title Extreme Ice Survey lapse cameras measure Greenland glacier changes

Abstract Beginning in 2007, the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) installed 12 cameras beside 7 of the largest West Greenland glaciers. By 2009 EIS had captured extremely dynamic images that, especially when animated, teach us a tremendous amount ice-climate interaction and motion dynamics. In 2010, we published a scientific article[1] documenting a technique deriving glacier motion from single camera views. In this process, we developed and documented the software. By 2011, 3 new EIS rigs were installed by GEUS glaciology field workers at 3 new sites. Today, we stand ready to tap into the archive of photos, to apply our software and expand what we do. Let’s assemble a team of students to analyze the data with the help of Jason Box and James Balog. We’ve been only scratching the surface of the tip of the iceberg. Discoveries are within reach and include the possibility of more Greenland field work. We just have to take the next steps.

[1]  Ahn, Y. and J.E. Box, 2010: Glacier velocities from time lapse photos: technique development and first results from the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) in Greenland, J. Glaciol., 56(198), 723-734. PDF