Saurabh Vijay, M.Tech

  • Organisation: Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Telefonnummer: +49 9131 85-22635
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    Wetterkreuz 15
    91058 Erlangen
    Raum 02.077
Since 2012 Pursuing Doctorate (PhD) in Institute of Geography, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
09.2011-05.2012 Master Thesis pursued at the Institute for Cartography, TU Dresden, Germany
2010-2012 Master of Technology (M.Tech) from Geomatics Engineering (Civil Engineering Department), Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), India
2008-2010 Worked as a Lecturer in Electronics and Communications Department, Jaipur Engineering College (affiliated to Rajasthan University), India
2004-2008 Bachelors of Engineering (BE) in Electronics & Communication from Rajasthan University, India
• Holzer, N., Vijay, S., Buchroithner, M., and Arora, M. (2012). “Analysis of glacier mass balance and rheology of Kekesayi Glacier using Hexagon KH-9, ALOS-PRISM and SAR data”, Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science Conference (ESA-ESRIN), Italy.
• Holzer, N., Vijay, S., Buchroithner, M., and Arora, M, Bolch, T. “Long-term glacier variations at Mustag Ata (Tibet) from 1973–2013 revealed by Hexagon KH-9, ALOS-PRISM, Pléiades and TerraSAR-X” (In preparation).


Conferences and Workshops
Vijay, S., Rankl, M., and Braun, M. (2013). “Glacier dynamics and elevation change measurements in the Karakoram Range and Alaska using TanDEM-X data”, ESA Living Planet Symposium, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013.
Vijay, S. and Braun, M. (2013). “ Glacier dynamics and elevation change of Columbia Glacier, Alaska using TanDEM-X data”, 4th TanDEM-X Science Team Meeting, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, 2013.

 Research Interests
  • Radar Remote Sensing
  • Processing and Analysis of SAR data
  • Glacier investigation using remote sensing methods
  • DEM Generation, Surface Velocity and Volume Changes Measurements

Study Areas

  • Columbia Glacier, Alaska, US
  • Karakoram
  • Himalaya


  • HGF EDA ‘Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics’, TP Kryosphäre (Helmholtz Allianz), 2012-2017, in Zusammenarbeit mit DLR Oberpfaffenhofen und AWI Bremerhaven.