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Variability and change in terrestrial snow cover: data acquisition and links to the atmosphere

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E LeDrew, and C Derksen, Variability and change in terrestrial snow cover: data acquisition and links to the atmosphere: .

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Terrestrial snow cover is of significance to global geophysical systems because of its influence on both climatological and hydrological processes. Snow cover acts as a layer which modifies energy exchange between the surface and atmosphere, and as the frozen storage term in the water balance, affecting runoff and streamflow. This review addresses two challenges with regard to snow cover: how to monitor this variable adequately over time, and how to couple trends and variability in snow cover to atmospheric circulation. Developments in remote-sensing technology have provided a range of satellite-derived data products which complement in situ snow measurement procedures. Variability in data spatial resolution and domain, temporal repeatability, [...]

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E LeDrew, C Derksen

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From Source - Mendeley RIS export <br> On - Tue May 10 11:26:38 CDT 2011

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