Examining Greenland ice sheet snow and ice optical properties from Sentinel-3 satellite imagery




Greater Copenhagen area

Sunlight absorption is often the dominant melt energy source for snow and ice on land, glaciers, sea, and lakes. Snow and ice melt feedbacks play a role in Arctic amplification of climate warming. 

This project is to evaluate the 2017 and 2018 seasonal variations in Greenland snow optical properties using imagery from the Copernicus ESA Sentinel-3 A and B satellite platforms. 

The work involves the use of a scientific programming language, e.g. Matlab or IDL and may benefit from GIS. 

The project may include travel support to attend ESA meetings.

DTU supervisor could be an employee from DTU Space.

In collaboration with

GEUS / Jason E. Box (


Scientific data analysis using Matlab, IDL or equivalent

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DTU Space


Birte Kronbak Andersen


Studie- og uddannelseskoordinator


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Msc in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering


Birte Kronbak Andersen

ECTS credits

30 - 35


MSc thesis

Technical University of Denmark

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.

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