Digital Terrain Models as a Tool for Glacier Studies

des Instituts für Geodäsie

Heft 50/1997

Digital Terrain Models as a Tool for Glacier Studies

Hermann RENTSCH / Walter M. WELSCH /
Christian HEIPKE / Maynard M. MILLER


In: WELSCH, Walter M. / LANG, Martin / MILLER, Maynard M. (Hrsg.) [1997]:
Geodetic Activities Juneau Icefield, Alaska, 1981-1996.
Schriftenreihe des Studiengangs Vermessungswesen der Universität der Bundeswehr München, Heft 50, Neubiberg, S. 171-184.


Digital terrain modeling has become a highly technical and fully operational tool, which can be integrated into glaciology and geoscience for better efficiency. The application of DTM, in combination with digital image processing, aids not only considerably the interpretation of surface phenomena but also opens up the way for new digital cartographic products. Firthermore, it is the first step in the integration of raster products into a GIS, allowing, for example, simulations of ice movement or melting, talking into account different terrain covers.

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