Remote sensing of glaciers applying various different sensors
Eyjólfur Magnússon gives the lecture Remote sensing of glaciers applying various different sensors. Case studies Mýrdalsjökull from and Vatnajökull ice caps.
Remote sensing is widely applied in glaciology to study various glacier processes and properties. This talk will focus on two remote sensing data booms in glaciology. Firstly, the ERS-1/2 InSAR tandem mission in 1995-2000, which opened for the possibility of deriving 24 hour motion fields of glaciers surfaces. Secondly the availability of surface DEMs deduced from satellite sensors, which has increased enormously during the past decade due missions and projects like TanDEM-X and ArcticDEM. The talk includes various examples on what data from these two booms reveals with specific focus on ice-geothermal/volcano interactions in Iceland.