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Research article
29 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 29 Mar 2019

Automatic detection of calving events from time-lapse imagery at Tunabreen, Svalbard

Dorothée Vallot, Sigit Adinugroho, Robin Strand, Penelope How, Rickard Pettersson, Douglas I. Benn, and Nicholas R. J. Hulton

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Cited articles

Adinugroho, S.: Calving Events Detection and Quantification from Time-lapse Images: A Case Study of Tunabreen Glacier, Svalbard, Master's thesis, Uppsala University, Department of Information Technology, 2015. a
Adinugroho, S., Vallot, D., Westrin, P., and Strand, R.: Calving Events Detection and Quantification from Time-lapse Images in Tunabreen Glacier, in: 2015 International Conference on information & Communication technology and systems (ICTS), IEEE, Surabaya, 16 September,, 2015. a, b
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This paper presents a novel method to quantify the sizes and frequency of calving events from time-lapse camera images. The calving front of a tidewater glacier experiences different episodes of iceberg deliveries that can be captured by a time-lapse camera situated in front of the glacier. An automatic way of detecting calving events is presented here and compared to manually detected events.