Cryosphere Training Course 2016 > Programme
The course will provide advanced scientific knowledge on theory and applications for cryosphere remote sensing. It will be organised around five main components:
Presentation of the CryoSat-2, Sentinel-1, -2 and -3 missions
- Theoretical fundamentals of space-borne Optical, SAR, gravimeter and altimeter remote sensing;
- EO lectures on the Cryosphere, with a focus on Sea Ice, Mountain Glaciers, Snow and the Polar Ice Sheets;
- Practicals using ESA toolboxes and commercial software for scientific exploitation of EO data;
- EO data processing and product demonstration for monitoring the cryosphere.
The training course will include formal lectures by leading scientists as well as hands-on computing exercises exploiting real and simulated data for science and application.
Students who successfully complete all aspects of the ESA Earth Observation of the Cryosphere advanced training course, will be eligible to receive 5 ECTS credits from the University of Leeds.
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Northern Hemisphere sea ice thicknesses as measured by CryoSat-2, from 2010–2014. a–e, Average autumn (October–November) thicknesses for 2010–2014. f–i, Average spring (March–April) thicknesses for 2011–2014.