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MELT: Monitoring Iceberg Calving using Synthetic-Aperture Radar

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posted on 14.07.2020, 13:38 by Alfie Baker, Sarah Pengelly, Nick Gower
The movement of glaciers in remote regions of Greenland and Antarctica have been tracked using images captured by the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-1 mission. The mission is composed of two satellites equipped with C-band (4-8 GHz) synthetic-aperture radar instruments that allow for the collection of high-resolution images and data in all weather conditions. Using imaging provided by the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM), and in collaboration with the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS), the movement of two key outlet glaciers on the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets (Pine Island and Petermann glaciers, respectively) has been monitored in near real time. In addition to this, key glaciological features, such as ice speed and supra-glacial lakes have been observed and monitored.

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Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities, 2019, pp. 267-270

Source

3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities, September 16-18, 2019, Leicester, United Kingdom

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VoR (Version of Record)

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Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities

Pagination

267-270

Publisher

University of Leicester

isbn

978-1-912989-09-6

Copyright date

2020

Available date

15/04/2020

Notes

Symposium organised by: University of Leicester, UK Students for the Exploration & Development of Space, National Space Academy, ESA Education Office

Editors

Nigel Bannister, Áine O’Brien, Alexander Kinnaird

Spatial coverage

University of Leicester, UK

Temporal coverage: start date

16/09/2019

Temporal coverage: end date

18/09/2019

Language

en

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