Lidar and Ice

A 10-year scanning study deep in the Austrian Alps has much to say about climate

xyHt Magazine featured an article that highlights a 10-year scanning study deep in the Austrian Alps started by Professor Manfred F. Buchroithner, Institute of Cartography, Technical University Dresden. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect that climate has on Austrian glaciers, ultimately affecting ice caves.

In 2017, 2019 and 2020, RIEGL contributed to the study as areal and mass-related comparisons of the ice cover were carried out using a RIEGL VZ-400i and the data was processed using RIEGL’s RiScan Pro. Throughout the article, the scientific white paper written by Professor Manfred F. Buchroithner, and Thomas Gaisecker, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmBH is referenced and further explains this study and RIEGL’s contributions to it.

Click the link below to read the full article and learn more about the history of this project, how RIEGL contributed, and the fascinating results.

Lidar and Ice

To read the full scientific white paper on this project, click the link below.

Manfred F. Buchroithner, Thomas Gaisecker: Ice surface Changes in Eisriesenwelt (Salzburg, Austria) Based on LIDAR Measurements Between 2017 and 2020

For more information about the innovative RIEGL VZ-400i, watch the video below!

About RIEGL:

RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting-edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, industrial and unmanned laser scanning solutions.

RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.

RIEGL’s core technology, the digitization of LiDAR signals (“Waveform LiDAR”), provides unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems.

RIEGL’s Ultimate LiDARTM 3D scanners offer a wide array of performance characteristics and serve as a platform for continuing Innovation in 3D for the LiDAR industry.

From the first inquiry, to purchase and integration of the system, as well as training and support, RIEGL maintains an outstanding history of reliability and support to their customers.

Worldwide sales, training, support and services are delivered from RIEGL’s headquarters in Austria; main offices in the USA, Japan, China, Australia and Canada; and a worldwide network of representatives.

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