RICS: Improving the accuracy of ASTER elevation data for glacial change assessment in Antarctica

Published March 2012

In order to improve understanding of processes such as sea level rise and climate change, there is a requirement for enhanced assessment of historical and present-day glacial change in sensitive polar regions such as the Antarctic Peninsula.

Vulnerable coastal societies such as the UK require better, more reliable estimates of sea level rise, and such information is essential in shaping government policy and mitigating impacts upon existing infrastructure.

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