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Glacier surface velocity fields in South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Hydrology
Information
Abstract
In this study surface velocity of glaciers in South Shetland Islands (Antarctic Peninsula) are calculated based on synthetic aperture radar data from ALOS PALSAR and TerraSAR-X as well as differential GPS measurements. The obtained glacier velocities will be used to calculate the total glacier mass budget and to better understand the contribution of the study areas to the sea level rise. Only recent studies have examined the region for mass balance and sea level rise estimates. However, larger scale mass budget computations are not yet available. Ice dynamics obtained from satellite data have only been derived in a few occasions, often due to lacking spatial resolution or temporal decorrelation. Hence, any spacebased information on ice dynamics can significantly improve estimates of calving fluxes and mass loss.
International
Si
Congress
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall 2011
960
Place
San Francisco, USA
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
Start Date
05/12/2011
End Date
09/12/2011
From page
1
To page
1
Glacier surface velocity fields in South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Sesión ?Measuring and Interpreting Glaciar Surface Velocities? (C11D)
Participants
  • Autor: Francisco Jose Navarro Valero (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Isabel de Corcuera Labrado (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Simulación Numérica en Ciencias e Ingeniería
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