A long-term Northern Hemisphere snow cover extent product (JASMES) deriving from satellite-borne optical sensors using consistent objective criteria

Masahiro Hori1, Konosuke Sugiura2, Kazufumi Kobayashi3, Teruo Aoki4, Tomonori Tanikawa5, Masashi Niwano5 and Hiroyuki Enomoto6, (1)JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Sagamihara, Japan, (2)University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan, (3)Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, (4)Okayama University, Okayama, Japan, (5)Meteorological Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan, (6)NIPR National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan