Author: Markus Eckerstorfer

Norway’s operational avalanche activity monitoring system using Sentinel-1

We developed a fully automatic avalanche activity monitoring system for all mountainous areas of Norway. The monitoring system is based on avalanche detection in Sentinel-1 radar satellite images, which are freely available and unaffected by cloud cover or light conditions. In this poster, we present the monitoring system from avalanche detection to visualization with its capabilities and shortcomings, as well as system transferability to other parts of the world. 

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