4. Remote Sensing and Canadian Snow Climatology

  1. Hugh French2 and
  2. Olav Slaymaker3
  1. Richard Kelly

Published Online: 30 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch4

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

How to Cite

Kelly, R. (2011) Remote Sensing and Canadian Snow Climatology, in Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective (eds H. French and O. Slaymaker), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Ottawa, Canada

  2. 3

    University of British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Waterloo, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699683

Online ISBN: 9781119950172

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Keywords:

  • remote sensing and Canadian snow climatology;
  • snowcover temporal and spatial variability;
  • snowpack extent and snow accumulation for Canada;
  • snow albedo feedback (SAF) effect;
  • remote sensing techniques and snowcover dynamics;
  • NOAA's Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR);
  • interactive multi-sensor snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS);
  • spatial and temporal variability of snow in Canada;
  • NOAA and IMS snow map products, best data sets

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Importance of Snow in the Earth System

  • Snow Measurements in Canada

  • Remote Sensing of Snow

  • Snow Variations Inferred from Remote Sensing Observations

  • Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Discussion Questions

  • Some Useful Internet Sources