Results from ground-based radiometry of snow

Martti Hallikainen*, Ville Jääskeläinen, Juhani Talvela

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    The brightness temperature of snow-covered terrain was monitored throughout the winter of 1984-1985. Radiometers operating at 1.0 GHz, 16.5 GHz, and 37.0 GHz (vertical and horizontal polarization) were used. The snow conditions varied from fine-grained to refrozen snow, and from dry snow to wetnesses of different levels. The effects of snow water equivalent, structure, and grain size were examined in a detailed manner. Based on these results, a semi-empirical brightness temperature model was developed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1989
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventCanadian Symposium on Remote Sensing - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 10 Jul 198914 Jul 1989
    Conference number: 12


    ConferenceCanadian Symposium on Remote Sensing


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