Cryosphere - Glaciers and Icefields - 2020 - Airborne Coastal Observatory - British Columbia - Canada

The Airborne Coastal Observatory (ACO) is an aerial remote sensing platform used by the Hakai Institute to survey landscapes in detail. A Piper Navajo aircraft carries an array of integrated airborne mapping sensors installed to collect data in concert. The aircraft is operated and maintained by Kisik Aerial Surveys (Delta, BC).
Glaciers and ice fields research is conducted throughout British Columbia, Canada. Sites are listed in the table below. The primary objective of the data capture is to monitor the spatial extent of glacier and snow pack over time. The primary researcher is Dr. Brian Menounos from the University of Northern British Columbia. Point density ranges from 1-12 points per square meter for these projects. Please contact data@hakai.org for more detailed project specifications.

The following sites were mapped in 2020 by ACO :Columbia Ice Field, Castle Glacier, Zilmer Glacier, Nordic Glacier, Conrad Glacier, Yoho-Peyto Glaciers, Kokanee Glacier, Haig Glacier, Klinaklini, Place Glacier, Bridge Glacier, Illecillewaet Glacier, Mt Waddington, Lajoie + Bridge Glacier, Vancouver Island Glaciers, Garibaldi Park Ice, Mt Robson Prov. Park, and Joffre Provincial Park.

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
Limitations: Appropriate credit must be given to Hakai Institute and the authors of the dataset.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) January 17, 2023 (Publication)
January 17, 2023 (Revision)
Data Reference Date(s) January 01, 2020 (Creation)
December 31, 2020 (Publication)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Name
Hakai Institute, Geospatial
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
data@hakai.org
Role
  • Custodian
  • Distributor
  • Owner
  • Point of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Responsible Party 2
Name
Coastal Observatory, Airborne
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
data@hakai.org
Role
  • Author
  • Custodian
  • Distributor
  • Originator
  • Owner
  • Point of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
  • Processor
  • Publisher
Responsible Party 3
Name
Menounos, Bian
Affiliation
University of Northern British Columbia
Email
Brian.Menounos@unbc.ca
Role
  • Author
  • Point of Contact
  • Principal Investigator

Field Value
Ocean Variables Other
Scope Dataset
Status Completed
Topic Category oceans
Maintenance Note Generated from https://cioos-siooc.github.io/metadata-entry-form
Spatial Extent { "coordinates": [ [ [ -136.8, 48.07 ], [ -113.7, 48.07 ], [ -113.7, 58.42 ], [ -136.8, 58.42 ], [ -136.8, 48.07 ] ] ], "type": "Polygon" }
North Bounding Latitude 58.42
South Bounding Latitude 48.07
East Bounding Longitude -113.7
West Bounding Longitude -136.8
Temporal Extent
Begin
2020-01-01
End
2020-12-31
Vertical Extent
Min
0.0
Max
4019.0
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