Evaluating ICESat full waveforms over the part of Nyainqêntanglha Mountain range, the Tibetan Plateau

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Abstract

Glaciers in the Tibetan mountains are expected to be sensitive to climate change. The change of glacier mass is locally depending on e.g. precipitation, melting and variation in ice flow. In this paper we analyze the data acquired by ICESat/GLAS laser altimetry, along several tracks over the glaciers of the Nyainqêntanglha range from February, 2003 to November, 2004. The surface characteristics are evaluated within laser footprints over the glacier outlines based on the glaciological inventory on the Tibetan Plateau constructed by CAREERI, CAS. For this purpose, we extract two waveform parameters: the waveform width and the number of modes. These parameters are compared with surface slope and roughness obtained from the ASTER GDEM (Global Digital Elevation Model).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGARSS 2012 - 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Pages4453-4456
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventIGARSS 2012 - Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth, Munich, Germany - Piscataway, NJ, USA, Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 Jul 201227 Jul 2012
Conference number: 32

Conference

ConferenceIGARSS 2012 - Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth, Munich, Germany
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2012
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/07/1227/07/12

Keywords

  • ASTER GDEM
  • ICESat/GLAS
  • waveform analysis

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    Shi, J., Menenti, M., & Lindenbergh, R. (2012). Evaluating ICESat full waveforms over the part of Nyainqêntanglha Mountain range, the Tibetan Plateau. In IGARSS 2012 - 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (pp. 4453-4456). [6350483] https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6350483