Geomatics and climate change

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    Abstract

    Changes in the extent and thickness of glaciers, ice sheets and snow cover are indicators of temperature changes and thus climate change. If all the ice covering Greenland, the Arctic and Antarctica were to melt, the sea level would rise by 65 metres. But such a scenario is highly unlikely. Today’s estimates of sea level rise up until the year 2100 range from 0.25% to 2.5% of this figure. Climate change also intensifies rainfall. Therefore, not only the risk of coastal zone flooding increases but also river flooding – and the risk is amplified by asphalting, concreting and paving of many landscapes due to urbanisation. The geomatics industry designs and develops software tools enabling reliable geodata analysis, and surveyors can play in a role in monitoring, mitigating and adapting to climate change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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