Cryosphere Modeling

Glacier changes can affect resources especially drinking water supplies, agriculture, hydroelectric power, transportation, tourism, coastlines and ecological habitats. Satellite imaging can be effectively employed for monitoring of vast and inaccessible areas. Multi-temporal data is helpful in estimation of current state and future predictions of the cryosphere. Important areas of application are;

  • Development of regional glacier database
  • Monitoring of glaciers
  • Glacial hazard mapping and modelling
  • Glacier depletion monitoring
  • Estimation of snow cover
  • Snow melt and runoff modelling
  • Study atmospheric conditions of the cryosphere