CryoSat shows that between 2010 and 2019, the Gulf of Alaska lost 76 Gt of ice per year while High Mountain Asia lost 28 Gt of ice per year. These losses are equivalent to adding 0.21 mm and 0.05 mm
Cryosat swath data has been used to generate for the first time elevation change at the scale of an entire mountain glacier area in PCR and HMA from radar altimetry.
The CryoSat+ Mountain Glaciers project has demonstrated the benefit of using CryoSat-2 swath processing for retrieving elevation and rates of surface elevation change over ice caps and glaciers. The purpose of this project extension is to expand on the work
Apart from Antarctica, Patagonia is home to the biggest glaciers in the southern hemisphere, but some are retreating faster than anywhere else in the world. This is because the weather is relatively warm and these glaciers typically terminate in fjords
CryoSat-2 swath radar altimetry is employed successfully to map elevation change over the Patagonian Ice Fields at sub-kilometer spatial resolution. Despite the challenging topography, similar to that of mountain glaciers, the technique can be used to observe changes over individual
CS+Mountain Glaciers project has produced elevation data over High Mountain Asia with unprecedent coverage.
CS+Mountain Glaciers project has produced elevation data over Alaska
CS+Mountain Glaciers project has produced elevation data over Canadian Rockies.
CryoSat+MtG featured a EGU blog on Icelandic glaciers monitored from space: http://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/cr/2017/02/17/image-of-the-week-icelandic-glaciers-monitored-from-space/
Swath Processing will allow to better estimate Rates of surface elevation change, Mass loss and contribution to Sea Level Rise in the Southern Hemisphere