Glacier monitoring from in-situ and remotely sensed observations

unep paper

Understanding glacial processes is key to assessing the sensitivity of glacier systems to changing climate. Glaciers are monitored on different spatio-temporal scales, from extensive seasonal mass balance studies at selected glaciers to multi-decadal repeat inventories over entire mountain ranges. Internationally coordinated glacier monitoring has been coordinated for more than a century by the World Glacier Monitoring Service and its predecessor organizations and aims at combining in-situ measurement with remotely sensed data, and local process understanding with global coverage.

World Glacier Monitoring Service

Group leader

Prof. Dr. Michael Zemp

Group members

Dr. Isabelle Gärtner-Roer (Science Officer)

Mauro Fischer (Science Officer)

Dr. Horst Machgut (Science Officer)

Dr. Nico Mölg (Science Officer)

Dr. Samuel Nussbaumer (Science Officer)

Dr. Frank Paul (Science Advisor)

Prof. Dr. Martin Hoelzle (Science Advisor)

Belongs to the organizational unit

Glaciology and Geomorphodynamics