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S3 for Snow

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Acronym s3land snow
Full title S3 for Snow
Cost 250 K €
Action line
Missions Sentinel 3
Project Description
Objectives

This SEOM study is to develop, implement and validate algorithms for deriving several key snow parameters from Sentinel 3 optical satellite data, appropriate for addressing ESA’s Cryosphere challenge (Seasonal snow, lake/river ice and land ice, their effect on the climate system, water resources, energy and carbon cycles: the representation of terrestrial cryosphere in land surface, atmosphere and climate models).

Abstract

This study takes a step toward achieving GCOS snow observation goals, effectively linking snow cover and albedo essential climate variables (ECVs) while developing capacity to extend snow climate data records (CDRs). This work aims to assimilate satellite optical data in a snow model by pushing data assimilation capabilities to the near real time frame and thus serving operational models to improve hydrological and weather forecasting skill and e.g. flood and avalanche hazard management

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Project Consortium
Prime Contractor Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland -GEUS (DK)
Subcontractors Brockmann Consult GmbH (DE), Meteo France (FR), Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l’Environnement -LGGE (FR)
Project Manager J.E. Box
Email: jeb@geus.dk
Technical Officer M Kern
Email: Michael.Kern@esa.int



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