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Exercise 1: Inspection of true colour RGB composites
Start LEOWorks and open the two true colour images, tm_03sept1988_band321.tif and etm_30july2010_band321.tif

Study the images.  

1. Which glacier lakes still have direct contact with glaciers? Which don’t?

Use the zoom to see the images better.

2. How many pixels is the image in width and height?

3. How large is one pixel?

4. How many kilometres is the image in width and height?

Measurement of glacier length
Measurement of glacier length
Now we can measure the length of a large glacier by using the Measure Tool. Select metres as the Measurement unit. Note that you can add different line segments to a total distance, so that you can follow the central line of a glacier.

5. How long is the largest glacier in the images?


Climate change and glaciers
Worksheet introductionExercise 2: AnimationExercise 3: Band ArithmeticExercise 4: GISExercise 5: Measurement of areaExercise 6: Multitemporal analysisConclusions
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