The presence and amount of snow can be determined with a method that combines satellite and surface observations. Through research, the resolution of the daily snow cover map of Europe generated by the system has improved. Additionally, more accurate flow rate predictions can be generated for water systems by using the snow data.
Researcher Matias Takala, firstname.lastname@example.org
M. Takala; J. Ikonen; K. Luojus; J. Lemmetyinen; S. Metsämäki; J. Cohen; A. Nadir Arslan; J. Pulliainen, "New Snow Water Equivalent Processing System With Improved Resolution Over Europe and its Applications in Hydrology," in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing , vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-9
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