Using Icesat-2 Early Adopter Data for Hydrological Monitoring in Taiwan

Project Details


The proposal aims to validate the preliminary result of ATLAS instrument, a newly developed laseraltimeter that will be mounted onboard ICESat-2 and scheduled for launch in late 2017. Theinstrument has been tested airborne with various data products. However, a simulation is needed forthe altitude shift to ensure the workability and accuracy of this instrument once spaceborne. We willinvestigate the possibility of using ICESat-2 data to monitor land subsidence in southwest Taiwan.In the mean time, with current observation system we will integrate simulated ICESat-2 data toexamine the potential usage in monitoring groundwater level change.
Effective start/end date1/08/1731/07/18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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