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Title: Using remote sensing data for monitoring rock glacier distribution in the Bolivian Andes : implications for water supply
Authors: Rangecroft, Sally
Anderson, Karen
Harrison, Stephan
Castel, Ana Paola
Pacheco, Paula
Ticehurst, Simon
McGrath, John
Keywords: REMOTE SENSING
BOLIVIA
TROPICAL ANDEAN GLACIERS
GLACIER RECESSION
WATER SECURITY
DATA COLLECTING
NATURAL RESOURCES SURVEYS
PHOTOGEOLOGY
AERIAL SURVEYS
Date: 2011
Abstract: It is now evident that warming in the tropical Andes due to climate change has a measurable impact on ice glaciers, which are known to have receded over the past decades, affecting water supply. Many large cities in the South American Andes are located above 2500m and rely almost entirely on high-altitude water stocks. This research focuses on rock glaciers in the Bolivian Andes. Remote sensing data sources including historic air photos, fine spatial resolution satellite data (IKONOS 5 m resolution), global-extent Digital Elevation Models, and Google Earth, are used to establish a detailed spatial understanding of rock glacier physical characteristics.
Description: Annex 24 of final report
Related URI : http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/handle/10625/48524
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/48526
Project Number: 104554
Project Title: Adapting to Climate Change in the Illimani Watershed in the Bolivian Andes
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