One small leap for drones, one giant step for mountain glaciologists
The high altitude UAV built by Oliver Wigmore was featured recently in a news feature and video by Science, remarking the work of him and Bryan Mark in the high Andes of Peru, during his PhD study at the Ohio State University. Oliver introduced the use of these exciting technologies, coupling remote sensing together with the desingn of special drones, in order to understand the spatiotemporal variability and changes in alpine ecohydrology and the mountain cryosphere. Congratulations to Oliver for this achievement. Stay tuned for ongoing innovations in this rapidly developing world of UAVs in glacier environmental research.