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Remote Sensing Of The Cryosphere In High Mountain AsiaHigh Mountain Asia (HMA), often referred to as the "third pole" of the world because its high elevation glaciers, contains the largest amount of fresh water outside the polar ice sheets. The region's hydrology is strongly controlled by variations in the timing and distribution of runoff from snow and glacier melt. Recent improvements in remote sensing technologies and atmospheric / land surface models provides new approaches for assessing the HMA cryosphere. A recently-funded NASA program aims to apply these tools to advance understanding of HMA cryospheric processes. Here we present an overview of planned team activities during the three-year project.
Document ID
20180003555
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Osmanoglu, Batuhan (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Painter, Thomas H. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Shean, David E. (Washington Univ. Seattle, WA, United States)
Arendt, Anthony (Washington Univ. Seattle, WA, United States)
Kargel, Jeffrey (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Margulis, Steven (California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
June 13, 2018
Publication Date
July 23, 2017
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN53405
Meeting Information
IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2017)(Fort Worth, TX)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: SPEC5732
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNN12AA01C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Use by or on behalf of the US Gov. Permitted.
Keywords
High Mountain Asia
Cryosphere
Glaciers
Remote Sensing

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