Super-high-resolution aerial imagery, digital surface model and 3D point cloud of the central North Slope, Alaska (subset 02)


As part of the ThawTrend-Air airborne campaign led by the Alfred Wegener Institute in 2019, we collected super-high-resolution multispectral imagery of permafrost landscapes with the Modular Aerial Camera System (MACS), developed by the German Aerospace Center. From these images, we photogrammetrically processed four-band orthophotos (blue, green, red, near-infrared) and digital surface models at a spatial resolution of 10 cm, as well as photogrammetric point clouds in RGB and NIR at 8.78 pts/m² and 3.07 pts/m², respectively. This dataset covers approximately 15.15 km² of the central North Slope in Alaska, with all images collected on 29 July 2019. This super-high-resolution dataset provides opportunities for generating detailed training datasets of permafrost landform inventories, a baseline for change detection for thermokarst and thermo-erosion processes, and upscaling of field measurements to lower-resolution satellite observations.

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Creator Rettelbach, Tabea ORCID logo; Nitze, Ingmar ORCID logo; Grünberg, Inge ORCID logo; Hammar, Jennika; Schäffler, Simon; Hein, Daniel; Gessner, Matthias; Bucher, Tilman; Brauchle, Jörg ORCID logo; Hartmann, Jörg ORCID logo; Sachs, Torsten ORCID logo; Boike, Julia ORCID logo; Grosse, Guido ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 484 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-156.785W, 71.287S, -156.785E, 71.287N); Barrow, Alaska, USA
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-07-29T20:47:18Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-07-30T02:39:10Z