Snowline4DailyWater

Monitoring sub-seasonal glacier mass balances and glacier melt water contribution to the total river system for Central Asia

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  • Project duration: January 2021 - December 2022
  • Project status:
    Approval by the Scientific Committee


The objective of Snowline4DailyWater is to provide sub-seasonal monitoring of glacier response to climate change and the associated melt water release for glaciers in Central Asia. For this purpose, transient snowlines derived automatically from remote sensing images will be used as a proxy for glacier surface mass balances and an energy balance model will be employed to calculate the glacier meltwater contribution. The main project outputs will be related to the development of novel approaches based on multi-source satellite data integration to map snowlines and of an operational tool enabling sub-seasonal monitoring for individual glaciers and catchments, based on the aforementioned relation. This tool will help relevant policymakers and stakeholders to improve their water resource management with a cost-effective strategy to better cope with climate change related challenges.

Contact persons:

Martina Barandun, martina.barandun@eurac.edu

Mattia Callegari, mattia.callegari@eurac.edu

Claudia Notarnicola, claudia.notarnicola@eurac.edu

Publications
Towards daily snowline observations on glaciers using multi-source and multi-resolution satellite data
Barandun M, Callegari M, Strasser U, Notarnicola C (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: SPIE.remote sensing | Madrid | 13.9.2021 - 17.9.2021

Using close-to-daily snowline observations to derive glacier melt water contribution to total river runoff
Barandun M, Becker C, Warscher M, Callegari M, Notarnicola C, Mayer C, Strasser U (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Workshop Alpine Hydrology 2021 | Obergurgel | 24.11.2021 - 26.11.2021

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Facilitating the next generation of effective and intelligent water-related policies utilising ...

Duration: August 2021 - November 2021Funding:
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