European Patent and new radar reflectors
Cornelius Senn, a measurement engineer in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-BAUG), and his post-doctoral colleague Silvan Leinss have developed a new reflector for radar measurements. The underlying mechanism, however, has many possible applications and could revolutionise furniture construction, for example. Read more
SEP-NGP-Prize for Young Researchers awarded to Ms. Célia Lucas at the Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2016
Ms. Célia Lucas from the Earth Observation & Remote Sensing group at IFU has been awarded with the SEP-NGP-Prize for Young Researchers for the 'best oral presentation' at the Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2016. Read more
Twin glacier collapse in Tibet
Giant ice avalanches caused by catastrophic glacier failures are rare events. The collapse of two neighbouring glaciers within two months – as just witnessed in Tibet – was never seen before. The timely analysis of satellite images enabled scientists to issue a warning prior to the second collapse. Read more
Winter campaign in Davos is concluded!
An innovative campaign for the measurement of polarimetric and interferometric response of snow at Ku-band has been performed in Davos, from January to April 2016. Read more
Glacier surge and lake outburst observed by TanDEM-X, Sentinel 1A and LandSat 8.
An entire cycle of the periodic instability forming a surging glacier could be observed by TanDEM-X, Sentinel-1A and LandSat 8 satellite data in an excellent interdisciplinary work of Vanessa Round. Read more