Inversion for physical characteristics of snow using passive radiometric observations. Academic Article uri icon


  • The Nimbus-6 Satellite's Scanning Microwave Spectrometer (SCAMS) mapped the terrestrial surface continuously for eleven months at 22.2 and 31.6 GHz. A semi-empirical method was devised to process these observations of Greenland and Antarctica and to infer long-term snow accumulation rates; comparison with in situ data suggests the method is generally successful except in certain locations where re-melting is more likely. Les caractéristiques physiques de la neige déduites d'observations radiométriques passives …

publication date

  • January 1, 1982