Wingtra drone monitors Alaskan glacier

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Climate researchers in Alaska are using a Wingtra drone to monitor ice and water at the Suicide Basin glacial lake.

The researchers are studying how the water interacts with the Mendenhall Glacier. It was once connected to Suicide Glacier before rising temperatures separated them. When basin water rises, Mendenhall Glacier cannot hold it and the basin drains, causing flash floods.

The WingtraOne drone assesses changes to ice levels at Suicide Basin, which helps researchers track water levels and interactions with the Mendenhall Glacier.

The flash floods in the Suicide Basin began in 2011, and damage infrastructure and threaten vital road links.

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