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Volume 4, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 425-443, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-4-425-2016
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Special issue: Frontiers in geomorphometry

Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 425-443, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-4-425-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 20 May 2016

Research article | 20 May 2016

Suitability of ground-based SfM–MVS for monitoring glacial and periglacial processes

Livia Piermattei et al.
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We investigated the applicability of the SfM–MVS approach for calculating the geodetic mass balance of a glacier and for the detection of the surface displacement rate of an active rock glacier located in the eastern Italian Alps. The results demonstrate that it is possible to reliably quantify the investigated glacial and periglacial processes by means of a quick ground-based photogrammetric survey that was conducted using a consumer grade SRL camera and natural targets as ground control points.
We investigated the applicability of the SfM–MVS approach for calculating the geodetic mass...
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