Progress in satellite remote sensing of ice sheets

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dc.contributor.author Quincey, Duncan J.
dc.contributor.author Luckman, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-15T10:53:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-15T10:53:19Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08
dc.identifier.citation Quincey , D J & Luckman , A 2009 , ' Progress in satellite remote sensing of ice sheets ' Physical Geography , pp. 547-567 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 155390
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6012
dc.identifier.uri http://ppg.sagepub.com/content/33/4/547 en
dc.description Quincey, D. J., Luckman, A. (2009). Progress in satellite remote sensing of ice sheets. Progress in Physical Geography, 33(4): 547-567. Sponsorship: RCUK Fellowship en
dc.description.abstract Understanding the changing mass balance and surface dynamics of the Earth’s major ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica is of fundamental importance for accurate predictions of future sea-level rise. In this review, the remote sensing data sources available to ice-sheet studies are considered and the range of information that can be gained from remote sensing is examined. The review demonstrates that the integration of a range of remote sensing data sets can provide information on ice-sheet dynamics and volume changes, melt patterns and formation and drainage of supra- and subglacial lakes. Such data are highly complementary to field investigations by providing a regional-scale, synoptic perspective. The review concludes that emerging remote sensing techniques such as SAR interferometry, feature tracking, scatterometry, altimetry and gravimetry provide vital information without which an understanding of ice sheets would be far less advanced. It also concludes that there remain several key challenges for remote sensing, in particular relating to the observation of rapid dynamical changes that are characteristic of contemporary ice-sheet response to continued climatic warming. en
dc.format.extent 21 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Physical Geography en
dc.title Progress in satellite remote sensing of ice sheets en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Centre for Glaciology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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