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ICESat Satellite Laser Altimetry


Satellite laser altimetry for mapping surface topography and monitoring mass balance changes of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets

Calibration and validation of ICESat data products

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ICESat cal/val Dry Valleys Antarctic outlet glaciers Jakobshavn Glacier Greenland

Current and Recent Projects

  • Long-term mass balance of the Pacific ocean sector of Antarctica based on multisensor fusion. B. Csatho, T. Schenk and C. J. van der Veen, NASA, 2006 - 2009.

  • Research Support for R. H. Thomas Science Team member for the Geosciences Laser Altimeter System (GLAS). B. Csatho and D. Bromwich. NASA, 1998 - 2005.

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Csatho, B., Y. Ahn, T. Yoon, C.J. van der Veen, S. B. Spikes, G. Hamilton, D. Morse, and S. Vogel, 2005. ICESat measurements reveal complex patterns of thickness changes on Siple Coast ice streams, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L23S04, doi:1029/2005GL024289.

  • Schenk, T., B. Csatho, C.J. van der Veen, Y. Ahn and T. Yoon, 2005. Registering imagery to ICESat data for monitoring elevation changes on Byrd Glacier, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L23S05, doi:10.1029/2005GL024328.

  • Csatho, B. M., editor, 1999. Proceedings of Joint workshop of ISPRS WG III/5 and III/2 on Mapping surface structure and topography by airborne and spaceborne lasers, International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 32(3 W14), 214 pages.