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Calving data from a lacustrine margin of Russell Glacier, west Greenland between July 2014 and September 2015


A record of subaerial calving activity at a lacustrine margin of Russell Glacier, west Greenland, comprising 290 calving events classified by volume, area and calving mechanism. Data were acquired continuously from July 2014 to September 2015 using an array of time-lapse cameras. Imagery from the cameras was employed to generate a time-series of ice-margin point clouds, which were then differenced to determine calving properties. The dataset is designed to facilitate the analysis of seasonality in lacustrine calving processes. Supplementary point clouds were also generated to investigate the effects of two lake drainage events on calving processes in the summers of 2014 and 2015. Point cloud parameters and a record of lake stage are also included. The dataset was collected and processed by researchers in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds.

Funding was provided by Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Research Trust (project number 474), The Mount Everest Foundation, The Gilchrist Educational Trust, and Sigma Xi.

Calving, Greenland ice sheet, Russell Glacier, ice-marginal lake

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