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  Information - CR11/G12 Observations of glaciers and ice sheets from space (co-organized by G) (co-listed in G & CL)

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Land ice, in the form of glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets, make an important contribution to global sea level, regional climate, water resources, natural hazards and tourism. Understanding their behaviour is, therefore, important to all these topics and the only practical way to do this, over a wide area, is from an airborne or spaceborne platform. Recent advances have been made in the development and implementation of new missions and methodologies for examining ice on the planet. NASA, for example, launched ICESat in 2002: the first dedicated cryospheric satellite mission. In addition to this, gravity missions such as CHAMP, GRACE and planned follow-ons and satellite altimeter missions such as ENVISAT and JASON-1 are providing unique data on the topography and mass balance of the cryosphere.

This session invites presentations on all aspects of remote sensing (including airborne) of land ice ranging in scale from valley glaciers to ice sheets. The session is organised jointly between Geodesy and Cryospheric Sciences and we welcome contributions on geodetic or gravity observations of ice mass balance or topography as well as the use of visible and microwave sensors.

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