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Snow cover study of northwest Himalaya using passive microwave remote sensing data
Author(s): K. K. Singh; V. D. Mishra
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Paper Abstract

Passive microwave AMSR-E (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer) remote sensing data has been used to monitor the seasonal snow cover variations and for the snow cover characteristics studies. In the present study the spectral and temporal variation of brightness temperature using AMSR-E has been drawn and further scattering index is calculated which filters the snow cover extent information. The derived results are compared with optical (WiFS) data for the validation. Empirical relations of snow depth were developed for different ranges using AMSR-E brightness temperature and ground observatories data from different location of the Indian Himalaya. This snow depth information works as very useful input for avalanche forecast.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6410, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment V, 641014 (8 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.693942
Show Author Affiliations
K. K. Singh, Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (India)
V. D. Mishra, Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6410:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment V
Azita Valinia; Seiho Uratsuka; Tapan Misra, Editor(s)

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