Exploration of ICESat-2 satellite laser altimetry for geoscientific applications

ICESat-2 is a novel satellite laser altimeter that will produce repeat cm-precision elevation profiles over the entire Earth. For each laser-shot, the instrument measures the return of every single photon arriving back at the instrument. This enables a number of unprecedented applications.

The purpose of the study is to test accuracies and potential geoscientific applications of ICESat-2. Potential applications include glacier changes, permafrost changes, snow cover, sea ice, or natural hazards, but also other application fields are possible, such as hydrology.

 

Published Sep. 24, 2019 9:13 AM - Last modified Sep. 24, 2019 9:13 AM

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