Glacier Monitoring From In-Situ and Remotely Sensed Observations

Session ID#: 47217

Session Description:
Glaciers and their changes provide valuable information related to climate, and can be important for water resources and potential hazards to humans. Understanding glacial processes is key to assessing the sensitivity of glacier systems to changing climate. Large scale assessments of glacier health hinge on comprehensive glacier inventories. Glaciers are monitored on different spatio-temporal scales, from extensive seasonal mass balance studies at selected glaciers to multi-decadal repeat inventories over entire mountain ranges or larger regions. Internationally coordinated glacier monitoring aims at combining in-situ measurement with remotely sensed data, and local process understanding with global coverage. Bringing together studies from the tropics to polar regions as well as from different disciplines, this session includes presentations on both in-situ and remotely sensed monitoring of glaciers, and related uncertainty assessments.
Primary Conveners:  Bruce H Raup, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Richard L Armstrong, Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States and Jeffrey S Kargel, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States
Primary Liaisons:  Bruce H Raup, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Index Terms:

0720 Glaciers [CRYOSPHERE]
0722 Rock glaciers [CRYOSPHERE]
0758 Remote sensing [CRYOSPHERE]
0762 Mass balance [CRYOSPHERE]

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