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Title: Influences of cloud cover on utility of NOAA/AVHRR imagery for snow cover monitoring over England and Wales : interim report (207/2/N)
Author: Diana Greenhill
Author: John O. Bailey
Author: Eric C. Barrett
Author: Hui Xu
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The purpose of this study is to establish the extent to which cloud obscures the land surface so limiting the value of NOAA-AVHRR imagery as a tool for the assessment of snow cover. The operational value of snow cover assessment by such imagery will depend on the relationship between cloud occurrence and availability of satellite imagery during periods when snow is present. Cloud free images are likely to be most valuable during the periods of snow ablation, as a guide to the rate of melting, and during periods immediately prior to ablation when estimates of the potential water equivalent of the snow present can be made.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Meteorological satellitesSnowfallForecastingSatellite observation
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 25
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:2258
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