Field Report: July 8, 2019

The lake started overtopping the dam on Sunday 7 July in the morning and reached its maximum level shortly thereafter.

Field Report: June 28, 2019

The water in Suicide Basin has gone up by 7 m (~1 m per day) since our last site visit on 21 June.

Field Report: June 21, 2019

The water in Suicide Basin has gone up by 14 m (~1 m per day) since our last site visit on 7 June.

Field Report: June 7, 2019

We drilled in a new melt wire at the basin entrance, deployed the drone, surveyed the lowest point in the dam, and deployed additional air temperature sensors higher up in the basin.

Field Report: June 3, 2019

Using the drone-based elevations models from last year, we derived an approximate vertical scale for the rock face on the north side of the basin.

Field Report: May 16, 2019

We installed the non-telemetered water level gauges, webcam, temperature and precipitation gauges, and the on-ice GPS.

Eye in the sky: Environmental monitoring with drones

working with a drone

AK CASC’s Christian Kienholz taught a class at the UAS titled “Using Drones for Environmental Monitoring.” With Eran Hood and Gabriel Wolken, he trained students to use drones for aerial mapping.