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Remote sensing of the cryosphere
Convener: Bert Wouters  | Co-Conveners: Wolfgang Rack , Sophie Berger , Stef Lhermitte , Alexander Kokhanovsky , Knut Stamnes , Jason Box 
Orals
 / Fri, 13 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / 13:30–17:00  / Room N1
Posters
 / Attendance Fri, 13 Apr, 13:30–15:00  / Hall X4
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This session will focus on recent and upcoming advances in satellite remote sensing of the global cryosphere. We welcome presentations providing new insights into cryospheric processes in the broadest sense, ranging from ice sheets, glaciers, snow cover and snow properties, frozen soil and sea ice to extraterrestrial glaciology. While the advent of remote sensing has revolutionized the field of glaciology, a vast reservoir of potential remains to be unlocked by using these observations in concert with other data sets. We particularly encourage presentations discussing multi-platform data merging, integration of GIS and ground validation data, integration of remote sensing data into earth system models, as well as cloud computing and processing of super large data sets. We also encourage contributions focusing on historic satellite data re-analysis, novel processing approaches for upcoming satellite missions, and presentations outlining pathways to next-generation satellite missions for the coming decades.