Monitoring Glacier Changes from Space

Dorothy Hall, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes, Hydrological Sciences Branch, Code 974, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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This web page provides a scientific paper written by a glaciologist and published on the web by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration. It focuses on the use of detailed digital image data to track small changes indicative of regional trends in glacier mass balance. If observed over a long enough period of time in many different geographic settings, glacier-terminus position changes can be related to changes in regional and even global climate mass balance.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Hydrology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Snow and Ice, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Climate
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water