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International Workshop on Cryosphere and Hydrosphere for Global Change Studies



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University of Twente

This workshop will take place as part of the ISPRS Geospatial Week (GSW), a combination of workshops organised by about 30 ISPRS Working Groups active in areas of interest of ISPRS.

The cryosphere represents the water in solid form, including the two polar ice caps, glaciers, icebergs, seasonal ice, as well as permafrost, while the hydrosphere refers to all the water in liquid state on earth, including oceans, land water masses, and moisture in soils. The cryosphere and hydrosphere interact with other spheres such as the atmosphere and lithosphere. In recent years, with the significant global climate warming, the ice is melting, the global sea level is rising, and changes in the pattern of precipitation are bringing intense rainfall and floods to some areas and devastating droughts to others. Extreme high temperature (>30 °C) occurred in Arctic in 2018. Satellite remote sensing and associated airborne and in-situ measurements have been crucial for advancing our understanding of the dynamics and impacts on changes of cryosphere and hydrosphere.

Following successful CHGCS 2017 in Wuhan, China (in conjunction with the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017), CHGCS 2019 will provide an opportunity for all professionals involved in cryosphere and hydrosphere to share research ideas and results, foster and enhance cooperation, draw inspirations and maximize potentials. It will take place on 14 June 2019 in Enschede, the Netherlands, organized by ISPRS WG III/9 Cryosphere and Hydrosphere.

The themes of the event cover a wide range of remote sensing research and applications relevant to cryosphere and hydrosphere, including, but not limited to the following aspects:

  • ice sheets, glaciers, and ice shelves
  • sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic
  • mass balance
  • river and lake ice
  • albedo at high latitudes
  • permafrost
  • cryosphere-atmosphere interaction
  • himalayan cryosphere
  • surface water and groundwater hydrology
  • coastal environments and sea-level rise
  • data assimilation and cryospheric and hydrological models
  • retrieval of satellite cryospheric and hydrological parameters

For more information, please visit the workshop website.

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