GlobGlacier: A new ESA project to map the World’s glaciers and ice caps from space|
Frank Paul, Andreas Kääb, Helmut Rott, Andrew Shepherd, Tazio Strozzi and Espen Volden
In this paper we provide an overview of the
GlobGlacier project, a new data user element activity
within ESA’s Living Planet program. The main aim of the project is to map
glaciers from key regions all over the world and to generate digital glacier
outlines in large quantities in order to fill data gaps in currently existing
databases (GLIMS and World Glacier Inventory, WGI). Further goals are to
provide additional information (snow line, topography, elevation change, velocity)
for a smaller number of glaciers in selected regions from space-borne sensors
and to document the applied techniques for later use. Apart from a short
description of the project and the products that are generated, an overview of
available remote sensing techniques that have been used on glaciers and ice
caps is given.
Submitted: 11 June 2008
Revised: 15 Dec 2008
Accepted: 17 Dec 2008
Published: 01 Mar 2009
Responsible editor: Stefan Wunderle
Paul F, A Kääb, H Rott, A Shepherd, T Strozzi & E Volden, 2009.
GlobGlacier: A new ESA project to map the World's glaciers and ice caps from space.
EARSeL eProceedings, 8(1): 11-25