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Space borne measurements of arctic glaciers and implications for sea level.

Objective

Sensors on space platforms offer unique opportunities for the study of ice caps. In principle it must be possible to derive from satellite data all components of the mass budget and their sensitivity to climate change. This requires integration of data obtained with different sensors, on different dates, and with a varying spatial resolution and quality of calibration. The goal of this project is to develop a scheme in which satellite data of a different nature can be combined to determine and monitor the mass budget of ice caps. In situ measurements will be collected and used to validate and improve retrieval schemes for Aledo, surface height, velocity, calving rate, and determination of glacier fancies. The target ice caps are: central West Greenland, vatnajokull (Iceland), Kongsvegen and Nordaustlandet (Svalbard), and Severnaya Zemlya (Russia).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF OSLO
Address
Mollke Moes Vei 85
0316 Oslo
Norway

Participants (5)

NATIONAL SURVEY AND CADASTRE
Denmark
Address
Rentemestervej 8
2400 Koepenhagen
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Building 348
2800 Lyngby
UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND
Iceland
Address
Hagi Holsvallagata 53
107 Reykjavik
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Address
Downing Place
CB2 3EN Cambridge
WISE & MUNRO LEARNING RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
8,Azaleastraat 85
2565 CD Den Haag