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Remote Sensing of Snow Cover for Operational Forecasts

K. Seidel, J. Martinec, Ch. Steinmeier and W. BrĂ¼sch
Intern. Symposium Operationalization in Remote Sensing, ITC, Enschede
April 1993

Abstract

The areal extent of the seasonal snow cover is an important input variable for operational snowmelt runoff forecasts. It can be monitored by satellites and used by the SRM Snowmelt Runoff Model. An example is presented of simulated day-to-day runoff forecasts for a hydro?electric station Sedrun (108 km2, 1840-3210 m a.s.l.). For realtime runoff forecasts it will be necessary to evaluate the satellite data within several days after each overflight.


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@InProceedings{eth_biwi_00014,
  author = {K. Seidel and J. Martinec and Ch. Steinmeier and W. Br\"usch},
  title = {Remote Sensing of Snow Cover for Operational Forecasts},
  booktitle = {Intern. Symposium Operationalization in Remote Sensing, ITC, Enschede},
  year = {1993},
  month = {April},
  pages = {134-145},
  volume = {2},
  keywords = {remote sensing, Landsat, SPOT, snow cover monitoring, runoff simulation, runoff forecast}
}