University of Calgary

Vishnu Nandan

  • Postdoctoral Associate


Vishnu is currently a joint Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) at the University of Manitoba (with Prof. Julienne Stroeve) and Cryosphere Climate Research Group at the University of Calgary (with Prof. John Yackel).

His Ph.D. was on microwave remote sensing of snow-covered first-year Arctic sea ice. Vishnu is an expert in polarimetric radar remote sensing of the Arctic and the Antarctic sea ice. Specifically, his research focuses on understanding the critical role of snow cover impacting sea ice thickness retrievals from radar satellites.

Prior to his Ph.D. research, Vishnu was a Research Associate at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany, where his research focused on airborne- and satellite-based radar remote sensing of Antarctic ice shelves. He completed his M.Sc in Earth Observation Sciences at ITC, The Netherlands, where his research focused on compact polarimetry for retrieving forest biomass from Mangrove forests.

Vishnu has extensively conducted and participated in several research expeditions in the Canadian, Siberian, Russian and the Norwegian Arctic, and in the Antarctic.





Conference Proceedings

Journal Articles - Peer Reviewed

Photograph of Vishnu Nandan


  • 2014 - Eyes High Doctoral Scholarship - NSERC, PCSP and University of Calgary
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