Remote Sensing based Monitoring

ICIMOD maintains a multi-level remote sensing based observation system for snow and glacier monitoring, including: 

  • Mapping and monitoring of glaciers and glacial lakes using Landsat and other high resolution satellite images
  • Snow cover monitoring using MODIS
  • Glacier mass change monitoring using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and high resolution stereo satellite images 
  • Detailed investigation of glaciers in representative basins/sub-basins


Photo: Jitendra Raj Bajracharya/ICIMOD