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Assimilation of passive microwave AMSR-2 satellite observations in a snowpack evolution model over northeastern Canada

Fanny Larue, Alain Royer, Danielle De Sève, Alexandre Roy, Emmanuel Cosme
2018 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences  
</strong> Over northeastern Canada, the amount of water stored in a snowpack, estimated by its snow water equivalent (SWE) amount, is a key variable for hydrological applications.  ...  A data assimilation (DA) scheme was developed to improve SWE estimates by updating meteorological forcing data and snowpack states with passive microwave (PMW) satellite observations and without using  ...  The authors would like to thank the data providers: Hydro-Québec, Environment Canada (CMC-ECCC), and the University of Laval.  ... 
doi:10.5194/hess-22-5711-2018 fatcat:gyialwcpefgsnb32rtb6xcy6te

Hemispheric-scale comparison of monthly passive microwave snow water equivalent products

Jiuliang Liu, Zhen Li, Lei Huang, Bangsen Tian
2014 Journal of Applied Remote Sensing  
The snow water equivalent (SWE) products from passive microwave remote sensing are useful in global climate change studies due to the long-time and all-weather imaging capabilities of passive microwave  ...  By comparing the data with historical snow depth measurements obtained from 7388 meteorological stations in the Northern Hemisphere, the accuracies of the different SWE products are analyzed for the period  ...  This research was supported by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (Grant Nos. 2010CB951403 and 2011AA120403).  ... 
doi:10.1117/1.jrs.8.084688 fatcat:cqtn5p6lonfkhhaiukf2ibaao4

Assimilation of passive microwave AMSR-2 satellite observations in a snowpack evolution model over North-Eastern Canada

Fanny Larue, Alain Royer, Danielle De Sève, Alexandre Roy, Emmanuel Cosme
2018 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions  
</strong> Over northeastern Canada, the amount of water stored in a snowpack, estimated by its snow water equivalent (SWE) amount, is a key variable for hydrological applications.  ...  Best SWE estimates are obtained with the assimilation of the T<sub>Bs</sub> at 11, 19 and 37<span class="thinspace"></span>GHz in vertical polarizations.  ...  Good forecasting of this water supply is essential to optimizing the management of hydroelectric dams. The amount of water stored in a snowpack is estimated by the snow water equivalent (SWE).  ... 
doi:10.5194/hess-2018-95 fatcat:nsq2b3f3grev5nzthd5h77nbzy

Quantifying the uncertainty in passive microwave snow water equivalent observations

James L. Foster, Chaojiao Sun, Jeffrey P. Walker, Richard Kelly, Alfred Chang, Jiarui Dong, Hugh Powell
2005 Remote Sensing of Environment  
microwave sensors (hereafter referred to as PM) can 81 be used to estimate SWE (or snow depth with knowledge of 82 the snow density), and hence snow cover extent.  ...  However, the errors 17 associated with the passive microwave measurements of snow water equivalent are well known but have not been adequately quantified thus 18 far.  ...  similar relationships with snow depth 191 or snow water equivalent.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2004.09.012 fatcat:u7ejc4zcyzerxoaadljffgpi6a

A review of global satellite-derived snow products

Allan Frei, Marco Tedesco, Shihyan Lee, James Foster, Dorothy K. Hall, Richard Kelly, David A. Robinson
2012 Advances in Space Research  
The timing and magnitude of this flux affects biological and thermodynamic processes in the Arctic Ocean, and potentially across the globe through their impact on North Atlantic Deep Water formation.  ...  Snow cover over the Northern Hemisphere plays a crucial role in the Earth's hydrology and surface energy balance, and modulates feedbacks that control variations of global climate.  ...  Acknowledgements Frei is supported by the NASA Cryospheric Sciences Program award #NNX08AQ70G, and began work on this article while on sabbatical leave at the Climate Research Division of Environment Canada  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.asr.2011.12.021 fatcat:wad4qr5nyzhb7aoqpyuvbx2j5m

Connecting Satellite Observations with Water Cycle Variables Through Land Data Assimilation: Examples Using the NASA GEOS-5 LDAS

Rolf H. Reichle, Gabriëlle J. M. De Lannoy, Barton A. Forman, Clara S. Draper, Qing Liu
2013 Surveys in geophysics  
A land data assimilation system (LDAS) can merge satellite observations (or retrievals) of land surface hydrological conditions, including soil moisture, snow, and terrestrial water storage (TWS), into  ...  water cycle components, (3) the forward modeling of microwave brightness temperatures over land for radiance-based soil moisture and snow assimilation, and (4) the selection of the most relevant types  ...  The research was supported by the NASA program on The Science of Terra and Aqua, the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive mission, the NASA Postdoctoral Program, and the NASA High-End Computing program.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10712-013-9220-8 fatcat:oapsup4nzjh3pfl4np7zpamf54

Global Snow Mass Measurements and the Effect of Stratigraphic Detail on Inversion of Microwave Brightness Temperatures [chapter]

Mark Richardson, Ian Davenport, Robert Gurney
2013 Space Sciences Series of ISSI  
16 Observing System (AMSR-E) and Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) retrievals once known 17 stratigraphic information is used.  ...  Snow provides large seasonal storage of freshwater, and information about the distribution 6 of snow mass as Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) is important for hydrological planning and detecting 7 climate change  ...  Mapping of snow water equivalent and snow depth in boreal and sub-arctic zones by assimilating space-borne microwave radiometer data and ground-based observations.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-8789-5_14 fatcat:k3pf4l7cxjbfdgqd64nnok5mum

Global Snow Mass Measurements and the Effect of Stratigraphic Detail on Inversion of Microwave Brightness Temperatures

Mark Richardson, Ian Davenport, Robert Gurney
2013 Surveys in geophysics  
16 Observing System (AMSR-E) and Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) retrievals once known 17 stratigraphic information is used.  ...  Snow provides large seasonal storage of freshwater, and information about the distribution 6 of snow mass as Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) is important for hydrological planning and detecting 7 climate change  ...  Mapping of snow water equivalent and snow depth in boreal and sub-arctic zones by assimilating space-borne microwave radiometer data and ground-based observations.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10712-013-9263-x fatcat:3szz4iminnaz7gh54jnjuapa7i

Evaluation of long-term Northern Hemisphere snow water equivalent products

Colleen Mortimer, Lawrence Mudryk, Chris Derksen, Kari Luojus, Ross Brown, Richard Kelly, Marco Tedesco
2020 The Cryosphere  
snow model driven by ERA-Interim meteorology – Crocus); (2) passive microwave remote sensing combined with daily surface snow depth observations (ESA GlobSnow v2.0); and (3) stand-alone passive microwave  ...  retrievals (NASA AMSR-E SWE versions 1.0 and 2.0) which do not utilize surface snow observations.  ...  This work is a contribution to the European Space Agency Satellite Snow Product Intercomparison Exercise (SnowPEx).  ... 
doi:10.5194/tc-14-1579-2020 fatcat:zwbz5h3mvzb3bjtro3m2nfw6s4

GRACE and AMSR-E-based estimates of winter season solid precipitation accumulation in the Arctic drainage region

Ki-Weon Seo, Dongryeol Ryu, Baek-Min Kim, Duane E. Waliser, Baijun Tian, Jooyoung Eom
2010 Journal of Geophysical Research  
This work is supported by Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) projects (PE10020, PG09010, and PP10120).  ...  Part of this research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena California, under a contract with NASA.  ...  Snow Water Equivalent from AMSR-E [11] For dry snow, microwave emission from snowpack and the underlying soil surface is affected by several physical properties such as snow grain size, depth, and density  ... 
doi:10.1029/2009jd013504 fatcat:ukunkvidxneunnaetkfltlh6ha

Snow mass decrease in the Northern Hemisphere (1979/80–2010/11)

Z. Li, J. Liu, L. Huang, N. Wang, B. Tian, J. Zhou, Q. Chen, P. Zhang
2014 The Cryosphere Discussions  
However, reliable data on trends in snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere is lacking. Snow water equivalent (SWE) is a common measure of the amount of equivalent water of the snow pack.  ...  These are followed by March and December, which have trends of −12.58 ± 6.88 and −10.70 ± 5.62 Gt year<sup>−1</sup>, respectively, from 1979/80 to 2010/11.  ...  The NSIDC (SSMR & SSM/I) and NSIDC (AMER-E) SWE data for this paper are available at the National Snow 5 and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). GlobSnow SWE data is provided by European Space Agency (ESA).  ... 
doi:10.5194/tcd-8-5623-2014 fatcat:fyupn24rcrg4lgvmirdv56veua

Quantifying the Effects of Snowpack on Soil Thermal and Carbon Dynamics of the Arctic Terrestrial Ecosystems

Zhou Lyu, Qianlai Zhuang
2018 Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences  
Historical mean cold-season soil temperature at 5 cm depth driven with satellite-based snow data is 6.4°C warmer in comparison with the original model simulation.  ...  The revised model captures the snow insulation effects and improves the estimates of soil thermal dynamics and the land freeze-thaw as well as terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics.  ...  We thank the National Snow and Ice Data center for providing Global Monthly EASE-Grid Snow Water Equivalent data, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for North American Regional Reanalysis  ... 
doi:10.1002/2017jg003864 fatcat:ksex3gcvzrfcznejwuj7y73zn4

Remote Sensing of Environmental Changes in Cold Regions: Methods, Achievements and Challenges

Jinyang Du, Jennifer D. Watts, Lingmei Jiang, Hui Lu, Xiao Cheng, Claude Duguay, Mary Farina, Yubao Qiu, Youngwook Kim, John S. Kimball, Paolo Tarolli
2019 Remote Sensing  
selected key variables related to ice, snow, permafrost, water bodies, and vegetation; (b) highlighting recent environmental nonstationarity occurring in the Arctic, Tibetan Plateau, and Antarctica as  ...  This paper provides an overview of recent achievements, challenges, and opportunities for land remote sensing of cold regions by (a) summarizing the physical principles and methods in remote sensing of  ...  Snow Water Equivalent Snow water equivalent (SWE) describes the amount of water contained in the snowpack when completely melted.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11161952 fatcat:63wghdyherdo3cyxasqpcbrz3m

Inversion of AMSR-E observations for land surface temperature estimation: 1. Methodology and evaluation with station temperature

C. Jiménez, C. Prigent, S. L. Ermida, J.-L. Moncet
2017 Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres  
The documents may come from teaching and research institutions in France or abroad, or from public or private research centers.  ...  HAL is a multi-disciplinary open access archive for the deposit and dissemination of scientific research documents, whether they are published or not.  ...  For coastal regions the situation is similar, with very low emissivities if water is present in the swath position of the AMSR-E observation, which are not always properly captured by the closest emissivity  ... 
doi:10.1002/2016jd026144 fatcat:rsfzto2qyjftrp4gyj32cx75tq

Impacts of Satellite-Based Snow Albedo Assimilation on Offline and Coupled Land Surface Model Simulations

Tao Wang, Shushi Peng, Gerhard Krinner, James Ryder, Yue Li, Sarah Dantec-Nédélec, Catherine Ottlé, Juan A. Añel
2015 PLoS ONE  
CRUNCEP is a merged product of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) monthly 0.5°climatology (v5.3.2, 1901-2012) observations and the NCEP (National Centers for Snow Albedo Assimilation in ORCHIDEE PLOS ONE  ...  The meteorological forcing CRUNCEP is used to drive ORCHIDEE in an offline mode.  ...  This study has been supported by the PAGE21 project, funded by the European Commission FP7-ENV-2011 (grant agreement NO. 282700). Author Contributions Conceived and designed the experiments: TW.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137275 pmid:26366564 pmcid:PMC4569412 fatcat:nq2ae3rv5bdhngixt2nhgvqtly
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