Sensing Planet Earth – Water and Ice

Chalmers University of Technology


Thu, Apr 25 2019

Course aimed to discover how continental water and ice masses are measured and monitored through remote sensing. A first-hand insights how water and mass transport can be traced and how this relates to the complex processes in the Earth‘s system.

During the course, participants will assess and evaluate statements made in relation to climate change. This will prepare them to make evidence-based decisions for a sustainable future.

Main learn objectives:

  • How to measure the hydrosphere and the cryosphere

  • How to judge the quality and reliability of earth observations

  • How to compare measurement tools

  • How to assess the impact of global change on our environment


Prerequisites: basic mathematics and physics