CR2.4/CL2.11CR2.4/ CL2.11

Glacier Monitoring from In-situ and Remotely Sensed Observations (co-organized) 
Convener: Isabelle Gärtner-Roer  | Co-conveners: Etienne Berthier , Ben Marzeion 
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.
Key note: Lucas Ruiz (Argentina): The glacier monitoring strategy of Argentina, assessing the local relevance of glaciers in a context of climate change.