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Online Course: Monitoring the Greenland Ice Sheet from Space
The Frozen Frontier: Monitoring the Greenland Ice Sheet from Space
Learn how the Greenland ice sheet is monitored from space and the ground, to understand our past, present and future climate.
Made up of layers of compressed snow from over the last 100,000 years, the vast Greenland ice sheet acts as both a valuable record of our past climate and a bellwether for future climate change.
This online course highlights how the Greenland ice sheet is monitored from space and the ground. You’ll look at the measurements made possible by Earth Observation (EO) satellites like Cryosat, the technologies and techniques involved, the data generated, and its uses and challenges.
You’ll also explore the role of ice in the climate system, and the impact of climate change on the Greenland ice sheet.
This is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). It is free for 14 days starting July 10, 2017 or you can get unlimited access, test and certificate for a fee.
You will learn with Konrad Steffen, Director of WSL.