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Volume 11, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 11, 2463-2480, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2463-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 11, 2463-2480, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2463-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 03 Nov 2017

Research article | 03 Nov 2017

Monitoring tropical debris-covered glacier dynamics from high-resolution unmanned aerial vehicle photogrammetry, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Oliver Wigmore and Bryan Mark
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