Summer School: "Global Change - A Data-Driven Approach"

  Satellite pictures of the earth Copyright: © PGG RWTH Aachen

Topic description

Within the framework of various global Earth observation missions of ESA, the EU as well as NASA and other nations, a large amount of information about the state of the continents, the oceans and the atmosphere has been freely available for a few years. This includes, for example, information on changes in land cover, the extent of glaciers, the spatial extent of deserts, the state of vegetation, ocean temperature, spatial changes in sea level, and also near real-time data on the state and composition of the atmosphere. The data often have high temporal and spatial resolution.

In the Summer School, students will learn to use these data to better understand current climate change and quantify rates of change. In addition to a basic introduction to climate and climate change and past climate trends, the main focus is on identifying and using data sources. Students will independently download and statistically and graphically process the data in small projects and scientifically evaluate the data in small group projects. Most of the analysis will be done with the Google Earth Engine.


26.09.22 - 30.09.22 in "Seminargebäude (1810)", Wüllnerstr. 5b, 52062

Language: English