A wide range of processes in the earth system directly affect geodetic observations. This session invites a wide array of contributions which showcase the use of geodesy for Earth science and climate applications, providing crucial insights into the state and change of the earth system and/or understanding its processes.

Data driven quantification of water mass fluxes through boundaries of Earth’s different regions and spheres provides important insights to other geoscience communities and informs model validation and improvement. Changes in regional sea level and ocean circulation are observed by altimetry and gravimetry. Natural and anthropogenic alterations of the terrestrial water cycle lead to changes in river runoff, precipitation, evapotranspiration, and water storage which may cause surface deformation sensed by GNSS stations and InSAR measurements as well as mass/gravity changes observed by satellite/ground gravimetry. Mass changes in the ice sheets and glaciers are detectable by both geometrical and gravimetric techniques. And other novel applications of geodetic techniques are emerging in many fields.

In addition, individual sensor recordings are often affected by high-frequency variability caused by, e.g., tides in the solid Earth, oceans, and atmosphere and their corresponding crustal deformations affecting station positions; non-tidal temperature and moisture variability in the troposphere modifying microwave signal dispersion; rapid changes in the terrestrially stored water caused by hydrometeorologic extreme events; as well as swift variations in relative sea-level that are driven by mass and energy exchange of the global oceans with other components of the Earth system, which all might lead to temporal aliasing in observational records. 

This session invites a wide array of contributions which showcase the use of geodesy for Earth science and climate applications. This session aims to cover innovative ways to use GRACE, GRACE-FO and other low Earth orbiters, GNSS techniques, InSAR, radar altimetry, and their combination with in-situ observations. We welcome approaches which tackle the problem of separating signals of different geophysical origin, by taking advantage of model output and/or advanced processing and estimation techniques. Since the use of geodetic techniques is not always straightforward, we encourage authors to think of creative ways to make their findings, data and software more readily accessible to other communities in hydrology, ocean, cryospheric, atmospheric and climate sciences. With author consent, highlights from the oral and poster session will be tweeted with a dedicated hashtag during the conference in order to increase the impact of the session.

Co-organized as AS5.12/CL5.19/CR2.7/ESSI1.3/HS2.5.6/OS1.12
Convener: Roelof Rietbroek | Co-conveners: Bert Wouters, Wei Feng, Vincent Humphrey, Anna Klos, Carmen Blackwood, Henryk Dobslaw, Krzysztof Sośnica
| Tue, 09 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Room D2
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X3

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 | Room D2

Chairperson: Anna Klos
16:15–16:30 |
Thomas Frederikse, Felix Landerer, and Lambert Caron
16:30–16:45 |
Nooshin Mehrnegar, Owen Jones, Michael B. Singer, Maike Shumacher, Paul Bates, and Ehsan Forootan
16:45–17:00 |
Maike Schumacher, Zhe Sha, Matt King, Jonathan Rougier, Shfaqat Abbas Khan, and Jonathan Bamber
17:15–17:30 |
Jennifer Bonin and Himanshu Save
17:30–17:45 |
Richard Westaway, Bramha Dutt Vishwakarma, Samantha Royston, and Jonathan L. Bamber
17:45–18:00 |
Erik Mackie, Rory Bingham, Paul Holland, and Michael Meredith