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Johan Nilsson

SVALI PhD student: December 2011 – December 2014

Subject: Cryosphere monitoring from satellites and aircraft

Theme 1: Observing the present – baseline and changes
Work package 1.1: Ice-volume / mass changes



1.1c:  Remote sensing of ice surface elevation changes by satellite  gravity and altimetry, and airborne lidar.
1.1e:  Understanding and unifying the space-based results of terrestrial ice-volume/mass changes around the N-Atlantic     

Host institute:                         DTU Space, National Space Institute     
Degree granting institute:        Technical University of Denmark
Collaborating institute:            Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department for Geomatics        
Advisor/responsible scientist:  René Forsberg, DTU Space
Supervising committee:           René Forsberg, DTU Space,
                                             Cecilie Rolstad Denby, UMB
                                             Louise Sandberg Sørensen, DTU Space

The goal of the project is to investigate the present-day elevation changes in the ice covered land regions in the arctic (Greenland, Svalbard and Iceland) using a battery of different remote sensing data, with a main focus on the CryoSat-2 mission data. The main focus of the PhD will be developing software and algorithms for utilizing the CryoSat-2 data over ice-sheets and ice-margins. This to obtain elevation change in both the spatial and temporal domain. This also includes error characterization, characterization of radar waveform, data validation and comparison with other satellite missions and airborne campaigns.

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