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Glacier Monitoring from In-situ and Remotely Sensed Observations
Convener: Horst Machguth  | Co-Conveners: Liss M. Andreassen , Etienne Berthier , Bruce Raup 
 / Mon, 24 Apr, 08:30–12:00
 / Attendance Mon, 24 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Process understanding is key to assessing the sensitivity of glacier systems to changing climate. Comprehensive glacier monitoring provides the base for large-scale assessment of glacier change. Glaciers are monitored on different spatio-temporal scales, from extensive seasonal mass balance studies at selected glaciers to multi-decadal repeat inventories at the scale of entire mountain ranges. Internationally coordinated glacier monitoring aims at combining in-situ measurement with remotely sensed data, and local process understanding with global coverage. This session invites studies from a variety of disciplines, from tropical to polar glaciers, addressing both in-situ and remotely sensed monitoring of glaciers, as well as uncertainty assessments.

Solicited speakers: Tòmas Johannesson, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavik, Iceland, and Jakob Abermann, Asiaq Greenland Survey, Nuuk, Greenland.