Torsten Geldsetzer

Environmental Scientist

Research and development of radar remote sensing methods for monitoring and mapping the Earth's surface.

Natural Resources Canada

Current research and/or projects

Research and development of radar remote sensing methods for:

  • Lake ice monitoring and mapping (freeze-up, bottom-freezing, break-up).
  • Sea ice mapping and monitoring (discrimination of ice types and open water).

Research and/or project statements

Lake ice

Developing mapping and monitoring methods using both polarimetric and non-polarimetric SAR data.

Sea ice

Assessing the potential of a compact polarimetry mode for sea ice mapping and monitoring.

Education and awards

Ph.D. Geography, University of Calgary, 2009

M.G.I.S. Geographic Information Science, University of Calgary, 2002

B.Sc. Geography, University of Calgary, 1987

Key publications

Geldsetzer, T., J. van der Sanden and B. Brisco, 2010. Monitoring lake ice during spring melt using RADARSAT-2 SAR. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 36(S2): 391–400.

Geldsetzer, T., A. Langlois and J.J. Yackel, 2009. Dielectric properties of brine-wetted snow on first-year sea ice. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 58: 47-56.

Geldsetzer, T. and J.J. Yackel, 2009. Sea ice type and open water discrimination using dual co-polarized C-band SAR. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(13): 73-84.

Geldsetzer, T., J.B. Mead, J.J. Yackel, R.K. Scharien and S.E.L. Howell, 2007. Surface-based polarimetric C-band scatterometer for field measurements of sea ice. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 45(11): 3405-3416.