C034:
Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere: NASA SnowEx and Multisensor Approaches to Measure Snow Water Equivalent





Session ID#: 22687

Session Description:
Snow is of key interest for water resources, natural hazards, water security and weather/climate. Accurate measurement of snow-water equivalent (SWE) enables improved management of freshwater resources. However, current remote sensing techniques underestimate SWE especially in densely-forested areas around the globe, making estimation of SWE challenging. The conveners solicit papers on the measurement of SWE and snow energy balance in different canopy types and densities using a combination of ground, aircraft and satellite instruments. To address the challenges of measuring energy balance and SWE in forested areas, we must determine the sensitivity and accuracy of different remote sensing techniques, such as active and passive microwave, imaging spectrometry and lidar. Papers based on in-situ measurements and modeling are also solicited, to improve our understanding of the retrieval of SWE from space, and to aid in quantifying the accuracy of SWE retrieval using multiple sensing techniques and modeling under varying conditions.
Primary Convener:  Dorothy K Hall, Michigan State University, Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences, East Lansing, MI, United States
Conveners:  Edward J Kim, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Charles K Gatebe, Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Kelly Elder, US Forest Service Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Co-Organized with:
Cryosphere, and Hydrology

Cross-Listed:
  • H - Hydrology
Index Terms:

0736 Snow [CRYOSPHERE]
0740 Snowmelt [CRYOSPHERE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Sheldon Drobot1, Kerry Speed2, Tim Durham2 and Robert Taylor2, (1)Harris Corporation Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN, United States, (2)Harris, Palm Bay, United States
Do-Hyuk 'dk' Kang1, Shurun Tan2, Jiyue Zhu2, Weihui Gu3, Leung Tsang2 and Edward J Kim4, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (3)University of Michigan, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Charles K Gatebe1, Wei Li2, Knut H Stamnes2, Rajesh Poudyal3, Yongzhen Fan4 and Nan Chen4, (1)Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, United States, (3)SSAI, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)Stevens Institute of Technology, Union City, NJ, United States
Jiyue Zhu1, Shurun Tan1, Leung Tsang1, Juha Lemmetyinen2, Joshua M King3, Edward J Kim4 and Chris Derksen5, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland, (3)Environment Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)Environment and Climate Change Canada, Climate Research Division, Toronto, ON, Canada
Rashmi Shah, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Simon H Yueh, JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, Xiaolan Xu, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States and Kelly Elder, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Delwyn Moller, Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc., Pasadena, CA, United States, Konstantinos Andreadis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Kathryn J Bormann, JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, Jeffrey S Deems, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States, Scott Hensley, JPL-Radar Science & Engrg, Pasadena, CA, United States and Thomas H Painter, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Yves Bühler1, Clare Webster2, Michael Schirmer1, Andreas Stoffel1, Mazzotti Giulia1 and Tobias Jonas3, (1)WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos Dorf, Switzerland, (2)Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1, United Kingdom, (3)SLF / WSL, Davos Dorf, Switzerland
Christopher J Crawford1,2, C Chris Chickadel3, Dorothy K Hall1,4, Donald E Jennings5, Murzy D Jhabvala6, Edward J Kim5, Lundquist Jessica7 and Allen Lunsford5, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College PARK, MD, United States, (3)Applied Physics Lab (UW), Seattle, WA, United States, (4)University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD, United States, (5)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, United States, (7)University of Washington, Seattle, United States
Amanda Leon, Steve Tanner and Jeffrey S Deems, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States
Daniel McGrath, Colorado State University, Geosciences Department, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Ryan Webb, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Hans-Peter Marshall, Boise State Univ, Boise, ID, United States, Katherine Hale, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Noah P Molotch, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Zachary Uhlmann1, Nancy F Glenn1, Lucas Spaete1, Christopher Tennant2, Christopher A Hiemstra3 and James McNamara1, (1)Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States, (2)University of California Berkeley, Geography, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Alaska, Fort Wainwright, AK, United States
Grant E Gunn, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States, Dorothy K Hall, Michigan State University, Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences, East Lansing, MI, United States and Son V Nghiem, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Seyedmohammad Mousavi, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Electrical Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Roger D De Roo, University of Michigan, CLaSP, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Ludovic Brucker, NASA GSFC / GESTAR USRA, Cryospheric Sciences Lab., Greenbelt, MD, United States
Mark S Raleigh1, Eric Smyth1 and Eric E Small2, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Univ of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Joel Agustin Gongora1, Hans-Peter Marshall2 and Nancy F Glenn2, (1)Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States, (2)Boise State Univ, Boise, ID, United States
Travis R. Roth, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States and Anne Walden Nolin, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Aaron Douglas Thompson, University of Waterloo, Geography and Environmental Management, Waterloo, ON, Canada and Richard E J Kelly, University of Waterloo, Geography and Environmental Management, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Qinghuan Li1, Richard E J Kelly2, Juha Lemmetyinen3 and Anna Kontu3, (1)University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, (2)University of Waterloo, Geography and Environmental Management, Waterloo, ON, Canada, (3)Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Xiaolan Xu1, Chad Baldi2, Jan-Willem De Bleser2, Yang Lei3, Simon H Yueh4 and Kelly Elder5, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO, United States

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