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Glacier analysis using radar imagery
 
This case study is addressed to advanced students and to those who are especially interested in detailed glacier studies using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). You will learn about the difference between optical and microwave sensors, and you will also be introduced to the concept of backscattering of microwaves on ice and snow surfaces.
The Findelen Glacier, east of Zermatt (Switzerland) in 2010
Climate change and glaciers
 
Detecting and quantifying glacier retreat and advancement, glacier area changes, and glacier lake changes is one of the most important contributions satellite technology can make to further our understanding of climate change. For a large number of glaciers, especially those found in remote places, satellite remote sensing is the only method scientists have to study them.
Glacier Ice Flow
 
Global warming has been shown to affect the ice flow of glaciers. With the use of Earth Observation satellites, scientists are able to study and monitor glaciers, even those that are located in remote areas.
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