EO from Space: The Cryosphere

Professor Andrew Shepherd

Professor of Earth Observation

COMING SOON

Course Description

In this course we will introduce you to the role of satellite ‘Earth observation’ (EO) technology in monitoring the Earth's Cryosphere and the data it produces. The Cryosphere is the portion of the Earth’s surface where water exists in solid form as glaciers, sea ice, ice caps, and areas of snow.

The first week will introduce you to EO and provide an introduction to the Cryosphere, and the challenges of monitoring it. The next 3 weeks will focus on sea ice, ice sheets & ice shelves, and mountain glaciers, rivers & lake ice and snow.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for people who want to learn more about monitoring the Earth's Cryosphere from space and the impact of climate change on it. The course can also help decision-makers, policy-makers, educators and communicators to gain a better insight into how satellite data can help them assess the the changes occurring in the Cryosphere, in order to better support adaptation and mitigation decisions.

Professor Andrew Shepherd

Professor of Earth Observation

Professor Julienne Stroeve

Professor of Polar Observation & Modelling

Dr Michel Tsamados

Lecturer in Polar Observation & Modelling/Rheology

Professor David Vaughan

Director of Science

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