GNR 618 Remote Sensing & GIS Application To Cryosphere

Introduction to cryosphere, snow, ice and glaciers, snow cover mapping, estimation of snow pack characteristics, snow melt runoff modeling, polar cryosphere, ice sheet topography, iceberg detection, monitoring iceberg drift, measurement of iceberg thickness and ice sheet surface temperature, glacier geomorphology, glacier facies mapping, glacier inventory, mass balance studies, glacier retreat and glacier movement, avalanche forecasting, mapping potential avalanche prone zones, warning and mitigation, case studies .

  • Text / References:
  • Ferguson, S. A. and Lachapelle, E.R., ABCs of avalanche safety, 3rd revised edition, The Mountaineers, Seattle, 2003
  • Henderson, F.M. and Lewis, A.J. (ed.), Principles and Applications of Imaging Radar - Manual of Remote Sensing, 3rd edition, vol. 2, John Wiley & Sons, 1998
  • Masson, R. and Lubin, D., Polar Remote Sensing, Volume II, Ice Sheets, Springer Praxis Publishing Ltd., 2006
  • McClung, D. and Schaerer, P., The Avalanche handbook,The Mountaineers, Seattle, 1993
  • Paterson, W.S.B., Physics of glaciers, Third Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann Publishing, 1998
  • Rees, W.G., Remote Sensing of Snow and Ice, Taylor & Francis,2006 .