Science Service System

Summary of Proposal LAN1642

TitleMonitoring Historical Motion of Mountain Glacier with Archived TerraSAR-X Data
Investigator Wang, Changcheng - Central South University, School of Info-Physics and Surveying Engineering
Team Member
Prof. Li, Zhiwei - Central South University, School of Geosciences and Info-Physics
Mr. Li, Jia - Central South University, School of Geosciences and Info-Physics
Mr. Cui, Zhiyong - Central South University, School of Geosciences and Info-Physics
SummaryMountain glacier in Western China has been suffering from serious melting and moving (downward valleys) in the past decades, due mainly to global climate warming and local human activities. The melting and motion of glacier pose significant effects on surrounding area’s and even global weather, climate, and environments. This project aims to offer improved monitoring of the glacier motion in Western China with TerraSAR-X data and to assess its climate and environment effects. To this end, the project will monitor one-dimensional (1D) glacier motion in Western China with TerraSAR-X data and D-InSAR technology and monitor three-dimensional (3D) glacier motion in these regions with the method of D-InSAR and offset-tracking. For monitoring glacier motion in different scale, we need acquire TerraSAR-X archived data in different mode. About 50 TerraSAR-X archived data in the High Resolution Spotlight mode, 50 TerraSAR-X archived data in the StripMap mode and 10 TerraSAR-X archived data in the ScanSAR mode are expected during 2007 and 2012. The deliverables of this project may include (1) 1D and 3D glacier motion maps in Western China; (2) algorithms of integrating D-InSAR and offset-tracking method; (3) a number of scientific publications about glacier motion monitoring. The study is funded by the National Science Foundations of China , the Hunan Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China and the Internal funding ofCentral South University.

Back to list of proposals

© DLR 2004-2016