Mikkaglaciären's Forefield 2018 in Sarek, Sweden3D Model
The forefield of Mikkaglaciären, 2 August 2018
Mikkaglaciären retreats by about 20 metres per year, exposing a large forefield as it melts. The forefield is peculiar, as it contains numerous front moraines and trim lines, suggesting multiple past advances. This could indicate a quickly responding glacier to climate change, or it could be a past surge-type behaviour, where the glacier could advance and retreat due to internal dynamics.
Mikkaglaciären in 2018, by the author.
The model was made from 596 vertical and 65 oblique drone images, captured by a DJI Phantom 4. The texture has been enhanced using a slope map, to better see the relief.