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Estimation of snow properties using multiparameter SAR
Author(s): Jiancheng Shi
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Paper Abstract

Seasonal snow cover is an important component in investigations of land-surface climate and hydrology. This study summarizes the recent progresses of using multi-parameter SAR in estimating snow properties. These progresses include (1) mapping snow cover, (2) estimating snow wetness, (3) estimating snow density, and (4) estimating snow depth and grain size. We demonstrate these progresses using SIR-C/X-SAR image data that was taken in 1994 in Mammoth Mtn., California, U.S.A.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2003
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4894, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment III, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466603
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Jiancheng Shi, Institute for Computational Earth System Sciences, CAS (China)
Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4894:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment III
Christian D. Kummerow; JingShang Jiang; Seiho Uratuka, Editor(s)

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