New FutureLearn Course on Greenland Ice Sheet
Registration is now open for a new, free European Space Agency/FutureLearn course on how we observe and monitor the Greenland ice sheet.
Made up of layers of compressed snow from over the last 100,000 years, the vast Greenland ice sheet acts as both a valuable record of our past climate and a bellwether for future climate change.
The online course, which features a number of CPOM researchers, highlights how the Greenland ice sheet is monitored from space and the ground. It looks at the measurements made possible by Earth Observation (EO) satellites like Cryosat, the technologies and techniques involved, the data generated, and its uses and challenges.
It also explores the role of ice in the climate system, and the impact of climate change on the Greenland ice sheet.