Join us for a talk from Alexandre Langlois, professor in the Dépt. de géomatique appliqué at Université de Sherbrooke, a French University in Quebec Canada!
Title: Monitoring changes in the cryosphere from modeling to remote sensing: an overview of the GRIMP research activities
Bio: Alexandre Langlois (Full professor, Dépt. de géomatique appliqué, U Sherbrooke) is an expert in snow remote sensing and the geophysical processes that regulate its temporal, spatial and vertical evolution. He has also worked on the close and complex interactions between the cryosphere and the changing climate. His remote sensing research focuses on microwave remote sensing at various scales, as well as on the development and validation of snow models both in the Arctic and alpine regions. He has published/submitted 78 peer reviewed papers on snow modeling, remote sensing and spent over 500 days in the field since 2000. Prof. Langlois has also run a snow monitoring program in the Arctic since 2013 and developed an avalanche research program in collaboration with Parks Canada and Avalanche Canada / Avalanche Québec since 2014. He currently leads the Groupe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Milieux Polaires (GRIMP, grimp.ca) which he created in 2014, and now supervise/co-supervise 17 graduate students. He is also the director of the Centre d’applications et de recherches en télédétection (CARTEL, created in 1985 regrouping over 100 students and researchers) since 2023.