Remote Sensing

For example, we work on processing techniques to study the microphysics of rain using weather radar data; investigate methodologies to measure millimeter-scale surface deformation using satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data; use laser-scanning data to construct dynamic 3-D point-cloud models of our environment; or study melting processes in Antarctic outflow glaciers by combining optical and radar data. At GRS we investigate the Earth System and its components through remote sensing, in-situ observations and models to quantify, explain and predict changes in climate and environment, such as sea level change, ice sheet and glacier change, hydrological cycle change, land use change, surface deformation, etc.