UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH (CH)
The Glacier Science in the Alps project is part of the Alps Regional Initiative and is aimed at maximising the scientific return of European investments in EO specifically from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 specifically to provide first enhanced observation capacity for glaciers in the Alps beyond area to glacier velocity and end of season snow cover on a weekly-annual basis and second to provide a scientifically sound assessment of hazard state as a direct function of glacier change, specifically, lake size and slope movement around glaciers. This project attempts to provide a wall-to-wall coverage of glaciers in the Alps for the full Sentinel era and will analyse changes taking place in this time period and in contrast with earlier data from the EO archives.
Discover more projects, activities and resources on the Alps regional initiative (EO4ALPS) page.
Satellite-derived annual glacier surface flow velocity products for the European Alps, 2015-2022
Optimization of optical satellite image processing for annual mapping of alpine glacier flow velocities; application to Sentinel-2
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (2023)
Inventory and evolution of glacial lakes since the Little Ice Age: Lessons from the case of Switzerland
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (2021)