Monitoring the status of Siachen glacier using multi temporal remote sensing approach

Snehmani, Mritunjay Kumar Singh, Krishnanjan Pakrasi, Anshuman Bhardwaj, A. Ganju

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Abstract

The temporal monitoringof any glacier is important for observing the effects of changing climate. This study reports the decadal changes in Siachen glacier. Analysis was carried out on decadal basis by processing and analyzing Landsat images from 1978 to 2013. Images were coregistered within Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) limit of 0.5 pixel. An object based classification approach was adopted to perform temporal semi-automated areal change detection. The glacier inventory of 1978 showed around 74976 ha of glacier area which further decreased by around 1302 ha in 2013 with a shift of 1.5 km in the snout position.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Association for Mathematical Geosciences - Geostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges, Processes and Strategies, IAMG 2014
EditorsN. Janardhana Raju
PublisherCapital Publishing Company
Pages513-515
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789381891254
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2014
Event16th International Association for Mathematical Geosciences - Geostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment: Challenges, Processes and Strategies, IAMG 2014 - New Delhi, India
Duration: 17 Oct 201420 Oct 2014

Conference

Conference16th International Association for Mathematical Geosciences - Geostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment: Challenges, Processes and Strategies, IAMG 2014
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityNew Delhi
Period17/10/1420/10/14

Keywords

  • ASTER GDEM
  • Landsat
  • NDSI
  • Object based classification
  • Thermal band

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