Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 8 December 2020.
Interests: ice sheet mass balance; sea level change; glacial isostatic adjustment; GRACE/GRACE-FO; data combination; joint inversion; surface mass balance, ice dynamics; climate drivers
Interests: ice flow dynamics; glacier mass balance; synthetic aperture radar; TanDEM-X; TerraSAR-X
Interests: ice sheet mass balance; ice dynamics; radar and laser altimetry; CryoSat-2, ICESat-1 and ICESat-2, Cal/Val campaigns; firn compaction; surface processes
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Interests: SAR altimetry; ice sheets; glaciers; ice caps; CryoSat-2; Sentinel-3; mission concepts; retrieval algorithms; uncertainties
The Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are undergoing rapid change, currently contributing about one third—with increasing tendencies—to global mean sea-level rise . Over the past three decades, satellite remote sensing has revolutionized our view of ice sheet behavior, enabling for example the precise quantification of the hot spots of ice loss, while providing new insights into the related controlling processes. Today, a suite of Earth observation data is available, targeting various characteristics of the ice sheets’ state and enabling the study of their interaction with the atmosphere, ocean, and solid Earth.
For this Special Issue, we welcome the submission of manuscripts addressing all aspects of the satellite remote sensing of ice sheets, ranging from mission design and advancing retrieval algorithms to the application of the data for understanding the impact of climate change on the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. We particularly invite contributions SAR and laser altimetry, SAR imagery, gravimetry, as well as optical and hyperspectral observations for an improved understanding of the evolution of ice sheets. We encourage submissions involving satellite data of the Sentinel missions, TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X, CryoSat-2, ICESat-1/2, GRACE/GRACE Follow On, as well as data combination approaches and the generation of historic time series, but we are open to related topics, such as results from airborne campaigns and Cal/Val activities.
We are looking forward to receiving manuscripts describing your new work.
Dr. Ingo Sasgen
Dr. Dana Floricioiu
Dr. Sebastian Bjerregaard Simonsen
Dr. Mal McMillan
WCRP Global Sea Level Budget Group. Global sea-level budget 1993–present. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 2018, 10, 1551-1590. https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/10/1551/2018/essd-10-1551-2018.pdf
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- Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets
- ice sheet mass change
- elevation and volume change
- ice sheet geometry and extent
- ice dynamics
- surface processes
- supra- und subglacial processes
- Cal/Val activities
- laser altimetry
- radar altimetry
- synthetic aperture radar
- optical and hyperspectral remote sensing
- advances in algorithm development
- future mission design