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Cold Regions Hydrology High-Resolution Observatory for Snow and Cold Land Processes

Helmut Rott, Simon H Yueh, Donald W Cline, Claude Duguay, Richard Essery, Christian Haas, Florence Hélière, Michael Kern, Giovanni Macelloni, Eirik Malnes, Thomas Nagler, Jouni Pulliainen (+2 others)
2010 Proceedings of the IEEE  
Satellite missions for systematic and global snow observations will be essential to improve the representation of the cryosphere in climate models and to advance the knowledge and prediction of the water  ...  The sensor is a synthetic aperture radar (SAR), operating at 17.2 GHz and 9.6 GHz, VV and VH polarizations.  ...  The part of work described in this paper that was performed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, was carried out under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2009.2038947 fatcat:3qkmbgbgyjcdfh4zt3sv3bgqmy

Response of RADAR Backscatter at Multiple Frequencies and Polarizations to Changing Snow and Ice Properties on a Temperate Saline Lake

Justin F. Beckers
2012
Currently there is a lack of knowledge regarding the distribution of the mass of snow, or snow water equivalence, over land and ice.  ...  In the winters of 2008/09 and 2009/10, C-, X-, and Ku-band imagery retrieved from Envisat ASAR, TerraSAR-X and QuikSCAT were compared with repeated in-situ and autonomous measurements of snow and ice properties  ...  Rott et al. 2010 reported results from forward modelling and the three aforementioned campaigns and noted a change of 1 db/35-40 mm SWE change from Ku band where SWE was less than 200 mm and 1 dB/100  ... 
doi:10.7939/r3h041 fatcat:sdyzb2sxnvbrxll6gxnenbhwzi