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LiDAR 2013

Lidar 2013

Lidar measurements of the cryosphere, Reykholt, Iceland, June 20–21 2013

Airborne lidar measurements are in widespread use for mapping changes of ice sheets and glaciers. With developments in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and terrestrial lidar, and novel photon counting techniques for both airborne and satellite applications, lidar measurements will continue to be a key tool for ice sheet and glacier monitoring, and measurement of sea ice properties. The 2-day workshop is aimed to bring together specialists from major airborne lidar campaigns, such as NASA-IceBridge and the ESA-Cryosat validation programs, regional or national glacier mapping teams using research or commercial systems, and scientists and engineers developing novel laser technologies for airborne and space use, to exchange experience and presenting novel trends in lidar developments.

Scientists and engineers with interest in present and future application for mapping snow and ice are encouraged to come to the workshop and present their current research and development.

The workshop will be held at Reykholt, W-Iceland, June 20–21 (1½ day, Thursday, Friday, arrival in the afternoon on Wednesday 19 June will be most suitable for foreign participants). An optional excursion on snow scooters onto the nearby Langjökull ice cap is planned for the afternoon of June 21.

The deadline for registration was: April 15 – abstract, registration and lodging.

The workshop is sponsored by SVALI – Nordic Center of Excellence (Stability and Variability of Arctic Land Ice).

Scientific Committee:

  • René Forsberg – National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark
  • Tómas Jóhannesson – Icelandic Meteorological Office
  • Eyjólfur Magnússson – Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland
  • Beata Csatho – University of Buffalo, New York
  • Michael Studinger – NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center



Lidar map of the ice-covered stratovolcano Öræfajökull in S-Vatnajökull, S-Iceland, surveyed by TopScan GmbH in August 2011. A high resolution version of this image is also available.




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