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GI | Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 9, 1–10, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-9-1-2020
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Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 9, 1–10, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-9-1-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 12 Feb 2020

Research article | 12 Feb 2020

In situ measurements of the ice flow motion at Eqip Sermia Glacier using a remotely controlled unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

Guillaume Jouvet et al.

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We report the first-ever in situ measurements of ice flow motion using a remotely controlled drone. We used a quadcopter to land on a highly crevassed area of Eqip Sermia Glacier, Greenland. The drone measured 70 cm of ice displacement over more than 4 h thanks to an accurate onboard GPS. Our study demonstrates that drones have great potential for geoscientists, especially to deploy sensors in hostile environments such as glaciers.
We report the first-ever in situ measurements of ice flow motion using a remotely controlled...
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