Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

The Potential of COSMO-SkyMed SAR Images in Monitoring Snow Cover Characteristics

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

The purchase and pricing options are temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.
6 Author(s)
Pettinato, S. ; Inst. of Appl. Phys. of the Nat. Res. Council, Florence, Italy ; Santi, E. ; Brogioni, M. ; Paloscia, S.
more authors

Monitoring of snow cover is crucial to the study of global climate changes for water resource management, as well as for flood and avalanche risk prevention. The sensitivity to snow characteristics of X-band backscattering of COSMO-SkyMed mission has been analyzed in the framework of experimental and model activities. X-band data have been found to contribute to the retrieval of the snow water equivalent (SWE), provided that the snow cover is characterized by a snow depth (SD) of roughly 60-70 cm (SWE >; 100-150 mm) and with relatively large crystal dimensions. Subsequently, an algorithm for retrieving SD or SWE has been developed and tested with experimental data collected on several ground stations.

Published in:

Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan. 2013

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.