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A Mont Blanc of ice loss, seen in the aerial photographs

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Stunning aerial views of the Mont Blanc massif to reveal the extent of ice loss over the period of time in the Alps.

More than a century ago, the Swiss pilot and photographer Walter Mittelholzer flew over the Mont Blanc massif, in a double-decker bus and to the image of the alpine landscape. In August, researchers at the University of st andrews in Scotland, made to his image, to show us how the mountains have changed over time.

Kieran Baxter and Alice Watterson, the 3DVisLab at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, which is part of the University of Dundee in Scotland, he flew over the Mont-Blanc massif, to repeat, the three of Mittelholzer’s iconic photos of the glaciers.

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A comparison of the composition is that it shows the Mer de Glace glacier, from 1919 to the left, to the present day.
(Walter Mittelholzer, the ETH-Bibliothek, Zurich & Dr Kieran Baxter, University of st andrews)

Scientists used a process called “monoplotting”, to be found on the original camera’s position in the sky, and when they have all the spikes and spires of the alpine landscape and points to the location of the historical images.

The new pictures of the Argentiere, Mont Blanc, Bossons and the Mer de Glace glacier to show the large scale of the ice loss in the region.

Dr. Baxter is equipped with the waypoints on the digital analysis of multiple GPS receivers, hung on the side of the helicopter as it hovered just below the summit of Mont Blanc, to capture the images.

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“The scale of the ice loss was immediately apparent as we reached altitude, but it was only due to the quality of the images side-by-side in the last 100 years, the changes are made. It was a breath-taking and heart-breaking experience, especially with the knowledge that the melting has accelerated massively in the last few years,” said Kieran Baxter, University of st andrews, in a statement.

“Unless we dramatically reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, there will be very little ice left to get in the picture, in another hundred years,” the Baxter warned.

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