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Snow cover monitoring with microwave and other channels of TOVS
Author(s): Ruiyun Liu; Jingning Luo; Lujun Guo
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Paper Abstract

TOVS data is used to monitor snow coverage in this study. The spectral difference between MSU-1 (centered at 50.31 GHZ) and HIRS/2-8 (centered at 11.lOμm) is used to identify the cloud free area; the MSU-1, HIRS/2-8 and HIRS/2-19 (centered at 3.7Oμm) are combined to screen out the non-snow target with high albedo; finally the reflection character of HIRS/2-20 (centered at O.7Otm) is used to distinguish snow. Two tests were made to compare with the real cases of snow coverage in East China in January 1993, and the east of Tibetan Plateau in 1991.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3501, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds, (18 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317729
Show Author Affiliations
Ruiyun Liu, National Satellite Meteorological Ctr. (China)
Jingning Luo, National Satellite Meteorological Ctr. (China)
Lujun Guo, National Satellite Meteorological Ctr. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3501:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds
Jinxue Wang; Beiying Wu; Toshihiro Ogawa; Zheng-hua Guan, Editor(s)

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