Operational applications of satellite snowcover observations the proceedings of a workshop held August 18-20, 1975 at the Waystation, South Lake Tahoe, California by Workshop on Operational Applications of Satellite Snowcover Observations South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 1975.

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  • Hydrometeorology -- Data processing -- Congresses.,
  • Remote sensing -- Congresses.

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Statementedited by Albert Rango ; sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the University of Nevada, Reno.
SeriesNASA SP ; 391, NASA SP ;, 391.
ContributionsRango, Albert., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration., University of Nevada, Reno.
LC ClassificationsGB1001.72.E45 W67 1975
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 430 p. :
Number of Pages430
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Open LibraryOL5013205M
LC Control Number76600640

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Operational applications of satellite snowcover observations: the proceedings of a workshop held Augustat the Waystation, South Lake Tahoe, California Author: Albert Rango. Abstract. The NASA Global Precipitation Measurement Mission core satellite was launched inand the data observations provided by this mission are freely available to scientists around the globe in near real time.

OPERATIONAL APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE SNOW/COVER OBSERVA- TIONS AND LANDSAT DATA COLLECTION SYSTEMS OPERATIONS IN CENTRAL ARIZONA. Herbert H, Schumann, U.S. Geological Survey, Phoenix, AZ. ABSTRACT Repetitive LANDSAT and NOAA-4 satellite imagery together with aerial surveys are being evaluated to develop an operational capability for mapping snow- cover File Size: 5MB.

Operational Applications of Satellite Snow Cover Observations Rango, Albert; Abstract. Publication: Journal of the American Water Resources Association. Pub Date: December DOI: /jtbx Bibcode: JAWRAR full text sources Cited by: Summary of the Operational Applications of Satellite Snowcover Observations Working Session - Aug Salomonson, V.

V.; Rango, A. Abstract. Not Available. Publication: Aircraft Engine Noise Reduction. Pub Date: Bibcode: NASSPS No Sources Found Cited by: 1. OPERATIONAL APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE SNOW COVER OBSERVATIONS. Head, Hydrological Sciences Branch, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland Head, Hydrological Sciences Branch, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland Cited by: AIREX: Operational applications of satellite snowcover observations in Rio Grande drainage of Colorado Various mapping techniques were tried and evaluated.

There were many problems encountered such as distinquishing clouds from snow and snow under trees. A partial solution to some of the problems involves ground reconnaissance and low air flights.

This book offers a complete overview Operational applications of satellite snowcover observations book the measurement of precipitation from space, which has made considerable advancements during the last two decades. This is mainly due to the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission and a carefully maintained constellation of satellites hosting microwave sensors.

Suggested Citation:"2 Core Observational Needs."National Research Council. The Role of Small Satellites in NASA and NOAA Earth Observation gton, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: /   Snow cover extent in the U.S. and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere is observed from satellites.

Current and recent snow-cover graphics are available here. Archived fractional snow cover for the U.S. (percentage of snow cover at a location, as opposed to snow/snow-free) is available on the Interactive Maps page but is no longer current.

The Workshop on Operational Applications of Satellite Snowcover Observations at the Waystation in South Lake Tahoe, California, August, was held primarily to bring the various cooperating agencies together for an information exchange of analysis techniques, results, and problem solving.

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) imager instruments provide temporally and horizontally high-resolution imager observations at visible, near-infrared, and infrared ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Operational applications of satellite snowcover observations: proceedings of a final workshop sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the University of Nevada, Reno, and held at Sparks, Nevada, April Physical parameters – the so-called Level 1 products – are extracted from satellite observations at our headquarters, together with some geophysical parameters – the so-called Level 2 products.

The Products page has a full list of products, which primarily support the application needs for Nowcasting and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP). Various techniques for reducing the satellite data to a form usable by the operational agencies were covered in mini-presentations by the operational satellite snow interpretive personnel.

Similar discussions were made by operational agency stream flow forecasters on how satellite-derived snow data could be incorporated into runoff forecasting methods.

Barnes, J. C., and Smallwood, M. D., Synopsis of current satellite snow mapping techniques with emphasis on the application of near-infrared data.

In Rango, A. (ed.), Operational Applications of Satellite Snowcover Observations. NASA Special Publication SP. AIRBORNE SNOW SURVEY PROGRAM. The NOHRSC measures snow water equivalent and soil moisture using gamma radiation remote sensing.

This unique observing system includes two low-flying aircraft to conduct surveys in 31 states, including Alaska, as well as in 8 Canadian provinces. Atmospheric Satellite Observations: Variation Assimilation and Quality Assurance provides an invaluable reference for satellite data assimilation.

Topics covered include linear algebra, frequently used statistical methods, the interpolation role of function fitting, filtering when dealing with real observations, minimization in data assimilation systems, 3D-Var and the inverse problem it.

References Brown, A. and J. Hannaford, (), Interpretation of snowcover from satellite imagery for use in water supply forecasts in the Sierra Nevada, Proceedings of the NASA Workshop on Operational Applications of Satellite Observations, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., AugustNASA SP, Cited by: 1.

Rango, ; Barnes and Bowley, ). As a result, an Applications Systems Veri-fication and Transfer (ASVT) program was established, whose major thrust was to extend these efforts to operational forecasting. The operational employment of satellite snowcovered area measurement (SATSCAM).

Reliable observations of the snow cover are difficult to obtain without sat-ellites. This paper introduces a new algorithm for satellite-based snow-cover detection that is in operational use for Meteosat in the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites Satellite Application Facility on Land Surface Analysis (LSA SAF).

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Five southern Sierra snowmelt basins and two northern Sierra-Southern Cascade snowmelt basins were used to evaluate the effect on operational water supply forecasting from satellite imagery.

Manual photointerpretation techniques were used to obtain SCA and equivalent snow line for the years to for the seven test basins using LANDSAT imagery and GOES imagery.

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