Use of TanDEM-X data and products in glaciology

Conference: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/04/2018 - 06/07/2018 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Scheuchl, Bernd; Milillo, Pietro; Millan, Romain; Kane, Emily; Wood, Michael; Martineau, Valentin (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Mouginot, Jeremie (University of California, Irvine, USA & CNRS, Grenoble, France)
Rignot, Eric (University of California, Irvine, USA & JPL, Pasadena, USA)

TanDEM-X data and products prove to be an asset for glaciology in a variety of ways. In addition to using the SAR data to determine ice motion, ice front location, as well as the grounding line of glaciers, the DEM information in particular represents a milestone in glaciology. For many remote glaciers this mission provides accurate and high-resolution elevation information for the first time. Here we present a variety of results showing the utility of TanDEM-X data for glaciology in test sites in Greenland, Patagonia and Antarctica. We use both, SAR data as well as the DEMs provided by DLR.