MONITORING SUB-WEEKLY EVOLUTION OF SURFACE VELOCITY AND ELEVATION FOR A HIGH-LATITUDE SURGING GLACIER USING SENTINEL-2
Keywords: glaciology, pushbroom photogrammetry, time-series, surface kinematics, Negribreen, Svalbard
Abstract. Currently, the Sentinel-2 twin satellite constellation of the Copernicus program is in operational mode and generates high repeat acquisitions at high-latitudes during polar day. These pushbroom satellites have a large field-of-view and are therefore ideal for simultaneous extraction of glacier displacement and elevation data. In this study we showcase the capabilities of this system set-up by generating time-series of glacier flow and elevation change over Negribreen, a tidewater glacier in Svalbard which nowadays is in its surge phase.