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Glacier velocity with Sentinel-1

During this webinar, we will employ RUS to derive the glacier velocity of the Peterman glacier (Greenland). We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.


Greenland ice sheet is the second largest ice mass on Earth. As climate changes, the ice sheet surface melt is increasing and more and more fresh-water flows to the ocean, contributing to the global sea-level rise.

Glacier velocity is a vital part of glacier monitoring and understanding the glacier system dynamics as well as its contribution to the global sea level. Satellite data is a suitable tool to monitor glacier velocity over large areas. Two methods are commonly used to derive speed of the ice flow from the satellite data:

  1. SAR interferometry;
  2. Feature/speckle tracking (optical/SAR data) between consecutive acquisitions.

In this tutorial we will use the second method applied to Sentinel-1 data.

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Questions & Answers

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1 hour + 20 minutes for Q&A

Training Time

14:30 - 16:00 CET

Training date

Thursday 8th of November 2018

Max. no. participants


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