Item: Snow cover monitoring and modelling in the alps using multi temporal modis data
Title: Snow cover monitoring and modelling in the alps using multi temporal modis data
Proceedings: International Snow Science Workshop, Davos 2009, Proceedings
Authors: Rastner P., Irsara L., Schellenberger T., Della Chiesa S., Bertoldi G., Endrizzi S., Notarnicola C. and Zebisch M., Institute of Applied Remote Sensing, EURAC research, Bolzano – Italy, Institute for Alpine Environment, EURAC
Abstract: This study presents an intercomparison of three snow cover products derived from satellite data: the MODIS MOD10 standard product, a new MODIS snow cover product developed specifically for Alpine regions, and a snow cover mapping algorithm based on Landsat images, which was mainly used for validation. The snow cover maps were compared with snow data modelled by the hydrological model GEOtop, to show the potential of an assimilation of satellite data into the hydrological model. Such an assimilation could support a better characteristics of temporal evolution of snow water equivalent.
Keywords: south tyrol, modis, snow cover, time series, climate change, modelling
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