Iceland’s disappearing glaciers revealed in new drone images
Dr Kieran Baxter from the University of Dundee documented the changes to a group of glaciers on the south side of Vatnajokull, one of the largest ice caps in Europe, over several decades.
Aerial mapping photographs taken by the National Land Survey of Iceland in the 1980s were modelled in 3D using special software.
Incredible drone snaps reveal shocking shrinkage of Iceland glacier since 1980s
THE HUGE extent of ice loss from Iceland’s glaciers has been documented in a photography project.
A team of photographers from Scotland and Iceland have compared photographs taken in the 1980s with 2019 images and the results are shocking.
Images reveal Iceland’s glacier melt
A photography project has highlighted the extent of ice loss from Iceland’s glaciers. A team from Scotland and Iceland compared photographs taken in the 1980s with present-day drone images.
They focused on the south side of the Vatnajökull ice cap, which covers about 7,700sq km of land. Dr Kieran Baxter, from the University of Dundee, said: “We saw a staggering difference in a very short amount of time.”
Aerial photographs reveal the ‘staggering’ melting of Iceland’s largest glacier over 30 years
Dramatic images capture the extent of ice-loss from some of Iceland’s largest glaciers in the last twenty years.
Scientists from the University of Dundee compared views from 1980’s aerial surveys to modern day drone photos showing the stark reality of climate change.