C004:
Altimetry of the polar regions





Session ID#: 23097

Session Description:
Satellite and airborne altimetry have transformed our capacity to study the polar regions, and the past three decades of measurements have painted a new and unique picture of how Earth’s ice sheets, ice shelves, sea ice, and polar oceans evolve. As global temperatures have risen, so too have rates of snowfall, ice melting, and sea level rise, and each of these changes impacts upon the neighbouring land, marine, and atmospheric environments.  Altimeter measurements are now central to our awareness and understanding of Arctic and Antarctic environmental change. This session brings together studies that innovate and utilise measurements developed from satellite and airborne altimeter platforms to examine the complementarity of approaches across scientific disciplines, and to advance our understanding of the polar regions. We welcome submissions based on assessments of past, current, and future missions and on the application of altimeter datasets to observe and model polar environmental change.
Primary Convener:  Andrew Shepherd, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom
Conveners:  Helen Amanda Fricker, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Sinéad Louise Farrell, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States and Walter H F Smith, NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Co-Organized with:
Cryosphere, and Ocean Sciences

Cross-Listed:
  • G - Geodesy
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

William T Colgan, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Anny A Cazenave, LEGOS, Toulouse, France
Michael Studinger1, Kelly M Brunt2, Brooke Medley1, Kimberly Casey3 and Tom Neumann1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Goddard Earth Science Technology and Research, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)USGS Headquarters, Land Remote Sensing Program, Reston, VA, United States
Emma C Menio1, Elias J Deeb2, Jason Weale2, Zoe Courville2, Brian Tracy2, Mike D Cloutier3, Jackson D Cothren1 and Julia Liu4, (1)University of Arkansas, Geosciences, Fayetteville, AR, United States, (2)CRREL, Hanover, NH, United States, (3)Polar Geospatial Center, St Paul, MN, United States, (4)Dartmouth College, Earth Sciences, Hanover, NH, United States
Stefan Hendricks1, Eero J Rinne2, Stephan Paul1, Robert Ricker1, Henriette Skourup3, Stefan Kern4 and Stein Sandven5, (1)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, (2)Finish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland, (3)DTU Space, Lyngby, Denmark, (4)University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, (5)Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen, Norway
Roger Escola1, Malcolm McMillan2, Mònica Roca3, Pierre Thibaut4, Jérémie Aublanc4, Andrew Shepherd5, Frederique Remy6, Jérôme Benveniste7, Américo Ambrózio8 and Marco Restano9, (1)isardSAT, Barcelona, Spain, (2)University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, (3)isardSAT, Guildford, United Kingdom, (4)CLS Collecte Localisation Satellites, Plouzané, France, (5)CPOM, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, (6)CNRS - Legos, Toulouse, France, (7)European Space Agency/ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, (8)DEIMOS/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, (9)European Space Agency, Villanueva De La Can, Spain
Inès Otosaka1, Andrew Shepherd1 and Anna Hogg2, (1)University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom, (2)CPOM, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Salvatore G Candela1, Ian Howat2, Myoung-Jong Noh3, Claire C Porter4 and Paul J Morin4, (1)Byrd Polar Research Center, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States, (3)Byrd Polar Research Center, Columbus, OH, United States, (4)Polar Geospatial Center, St Paul, MN, United States
Rachel Tilling1, Andy Ridout2, Michel Tsamados3, Sammie Buzzard2, Isobel Lawrence2, Julienne Stroeve2 and Andrew Shepherd4, (1)University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom, (2)University College London, London, United Kingdom, (3)UCL CPOM, London, United Kingdom, (4)CPOM, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Donghui Yi, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Nathan T Kurtz, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Jeremy Harbeck, ADNET Systems Inc. Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Thomas Slater1, Malcolm McMillan2, Andrew Shepherd3, Amber Leeson4, Stephen L. Cornford5, Anna Hogg3, Lin Gilbert6, Alan Stephen Muir6 and Kate Briggs1, (1)University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom, (2)University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, (3)CPOM, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, (4)University of Lancaster, Lancaster Environment Centre/Data Science Institute, Lancaster, United Kingdom, (5)University of Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom, (6)University College London, London, United Kingdom
Jack Landy, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8, United Kingdom, Jens K Ehn, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Michel Tsamados, UCL CPOM, London, United Kingdom, Julienne Stroeve, University College London, London, United Kingdom and David G Barber, Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Geoffrey Joseph Dawson and Jonathan L Bamber, University of Bristol, School of Geographical Sciences, Bristol, United Kingdom
Lu Zhou1, Shiming Xu1 and Jiping Liu2, (1)Center for Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, (2)University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, New York, NY, United States
Myoung-Jong Noh and Ian M Howat, Byrd Polar Research Center, Columbus, OH, United States
Ian Howat1, Myoung-Jong Noh2, Claire C Porter3, Benjamin Eaton Smith4 and Paul J Morin3, (1)OH St Univ-Earth Sciences, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)Byrd Polar Research Center, Columbus, OH, United States, (3)Polar Geospatial Center, St Paul, MN, United States, (4)Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Robert Ricker1, Stefan Hendricks1, Stephan Paul1, Lars Kaleschke2 and Xiangshan Tian-Kunze2, (1)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, (2)University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Malcolm McMillan, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, Alan Stephen Muir, University College London, London, United Kingdom and Andrew Shepherd, CPOM, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Thomas Armitage, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Ronald Kwok, JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, Alejandro Egido, NOAA College Park, STAR/SOCD/Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry, College Park, MD, United States, Walter H F Smith, NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States and Robert Cullen, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
Susheel Adusumilli1, Matthew R Siegfried2, Fernando S Paolo3, Helen Amanda Fricker1 and Laurence Padman4, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Geophysics, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)Scripps Inst. of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)Earth & Space Research, Corvallis, OR, United States
Alessandro Di Bella, Henriette Skourup and Rene Forsberg, DTU Space, National Space Institute, Geodynamics, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Tyler C Sutterley1, Isabella Velicogna2, Tom Neumann3 and Thortsen Markus3, (1)Universities Space Research Association, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Kaitlin Walsh1, Tom Neumann2, Jeffrey Lee1, David Hancock1, Anita C Brenner3 and Thortsen Markus2, (1)Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)SigmaSpace Corporation, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Adam Greeley1, Nathan T Kurtz2, Tom Neumann3 and Thorsten Markus3, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Flora Weissgerber, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9, United Kingdom and Noel Gourmelen, University of Edimburgh, Edimburgh, United Kingdom
Alan Stephen Muir1, Andrew Shepherd2, Aud Sundal3, Malcolm McMillan4, Kate Briggs5, Anna Hogg2, Marcus Engdahl6 and Lin Gilbert1, (1)University College London, London, United Kingdom, (2)CPOM, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, (3)University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment, Leeds, United Kingdom, (4)University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, (5)University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom, (6)ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy
Fernando S Paolo, Johan Nilsson and Alex S Gardner, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Paul J Morin1, Claire C Porter1, Michael Cloutier1, Ian Howat2, Myoung-Jong Noh3, Michael J. Willis4, Salvatore G Candela5, Greg Bauer6, William Kramer6, Brian Bates7 and Cathleen Williamson7, (1)Polar Geospatial Center, St Paul, MN, United States, (2)Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States, (3)Byrd Polar Research Center, Columbus, OH, United States, (4)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Department of Geological Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK, United States, (6)National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Urbana, IL, United States, (7)National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Springfield, VA, United States
Anna Hogg1, Andrew Shepherd1, Lin Gilbert2 and Alan Stephen Muir2, (1)CPOM, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, (2)University College London, London, United Kingdom
Christian Haas, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada, Stefan Hendricks, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany, Michel Tsamados, UCL CPOM, London, United Kingdom, Ronald Kwok, JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, Nathan T Kurtz, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Eero J Rinne, Finish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland, Petteri Uotila, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland and Julienne Stroeve, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Sarah Dewey, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, James Morison, Polar Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, Ronald Kwok, JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, Suzanne Dickinson, Univ Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, David Morison, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States and Roger Andersen, Polar Science Ctr, Seattle, WA, United States
Johan Nilsson1, Fernando S Paolo1, Sebastian Simonsen2 and Alex S Gardner1, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)DTU Space, Lyngby, Denmark
Shane Grigsby1, Waleed Abdalati1 and William T Colgan2, (1)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
Alejandro Egido, NOAA College Park, STAR/SOCD/Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry, College Park, MD, United States, Thomas Armitage, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Walter H F Smith, NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States and Ronald Kwok, JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States
Sinéad Louise Farrell, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, Laurence N Connor, NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, College Park, MD, United States, Kyle Duncan, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College PARK, MD, United States, Christopher Jackson, NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Reserch, SOCD, College Park, MD, United States and Jacqueline Richter-Menge, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Northern Engineering, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Ross A Beyer1, Oleg Alexandrov2, Scott McMichael1 and Terry Fong1, (1)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)NASA Ames Research Center, Intelligent Robotics Group, Moffett Field, CA, United States
Maya Karina Becker1, Helen Amanda Fricker1, Laurence Padman2, Robin Elizabeth Bell3, Matthew R Siegfried4, Caitlin C M Dieck5 and the ROSETTA-Ice Team, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Earth & Space Research, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (4)Stanford University, Geophysics, Stanford, CA, United States, (5)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States
Lindsay Wendler1, Beata M Csatho2 and Anton F Schenk1, (1)University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States, (2)University at Buffalo, Department of Geology, Buffalo, NY, United States

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