High-resolution LIDAR and ground observations of snow cover in a complex forested terrain in the Sierra Nevada – implications for optical remote sensing of seasonal snow.

Tihomir S Kostadinov, Desert Research Institute Reno, Division of Hydrologic Sciences, Reno, NV, United States, Adrian Harpold, University of Nevada Reno, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Reno, NV, United States, Ryley Hill, University of Nevada Reno, Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, Reno, NV, United States and Kenneth McGwire, Desert Research Institute Reno, Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Reno, United States