Discover how climate change is impacting the Greenland Ice Sheet
Made up of layers of compressed snow from over the last 100,000 years, the vast Greenland ice sheet acts as both a valuable record of our past climate and a bellwether for future climate change.
This online course highlights how the Greenland ice sheet is monitored from space and the ground. You’ll look at the measurements made possible by Earth Observation (EO) satellites like Cryosat, the technologies and techniques involved, the data generated, and its uses and challenges.
You’ll also explore the role of ice in the climate system, and the impact of climate change on the Greenland ice sheet.
What topics will you cover?
- Satellite Earth Observation technology, terminology and the types of data products available when monitoring ice sheets
- Understanding the unique measurements of ice thickness and dynamics which satellite data can provide
- How to access process and work with Earth observation data and ice sheet measuring tools
- The use of Earth observation data in a range of scientific, policy and decision-making areas, in conjunction with models
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