Satellite Monitoring of Water Movement Across the Earth

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GRØN DYST 2010 Technical University of Denmark

Satellite Monitoring of Water Movement Across the Earth
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Author:Bjørn Langbjerg Larsen (Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Martin Ringströmm Nielsen (Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Peter Limkilde Svendsen (Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Supervisor:Ole Baltazar Andersen (National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2010-06-25     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000008
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000009

We have all heard about it but how critical is the global warming to sea level rising? By use of up to date satellite radar and gravitational data which, for the past eight years, have monitored the Earth. We have build models showing the water movement over land and sea masses, more specifically a model for Greenland ice sheet and a model for the global sea level. Greenland ice sheet melting is one of the key contributors to sea level change. With global satellite data coverage every ten days since 1993, we get an interesting picture of the development.