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GlobSnow

Global Snow Monitoring for Climate Research

The GlobSnow project aims at creating a long-term database of snow parameters for climate research purposes.

 
Project References
 Name GlobSnow
 Title Global Snow Monitoring for Climate Research
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Cryosphere
Glob-series
 Cost €1,000k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status In progress (01/11/2008-31/10/2011)
 Sensors DMSP : SSM/I
ENVISAT : AATSR
EOS-Aqua : AMSR-E
EOS-Aqua : MODIS
ERS-2 : ATSR-2
NOAA : SSMR
 
Project Description
 Web site http://www.globsnow.info
 Objectives

The project aims at creating a global database of snow parameters for climate research purposes. In addition to a historical data set comprising of 15 to 30 years of snow data an operational near-real time snow information service will be demonstrated. Information on two essential snow parameters: snow water equivalent (SWE) and areal snow extent (SE) will be provided. The database and the demonstrated snow service will be based on data acquired from active and passive, optical and microwave-based spaceborne sensors combined with ground-based weather station observations.

 
 Results GlobSnow Data Access page
GlobSnow Newsletter Issue 1 & 2
GlobSnow Newsletter Issue 10
GlobSnow Newsletter Issue 3
GlobSnow Newsletter Issue 4
GlobSnow Newsletter Issue 5
GlobSnow Newsletter Issue 6
GlobSnow Newsletter Issue 7
GlobSnow Newsletter Issue 8
GlobSnow Newsletter Issue 9
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor FMI : Finnish Meteorological Institute
 Subcontractors EC : Environment Canada (EC)
ENVEO : ENVEO IT GmbH
GAMMA : GAMMA REMOTE SENSING A.G.
NR : Norwegian Computing Center
SYKE : Finnish Environment Institute
 
User Partnership
 Users BAS : British Arctic Survey
CARTEL - University of Sherbrooke : Centre d’Applications et Recherches en Teledetection
CCRS : Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
CEH : Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
DWD : Deutscher Wetterdienst
EC Climate : Environment Canada - Climate Research Division
EC RPN : Environment Canada - Recherche en Prevision Numerique
ECMWF : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting
EEA : European Environment Agency
EoX : EOX IT Services GmbH
EURAC : EURAC Research
Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology : MeteoSwiss
FMI : Finnish Meteorological Institute
Gisat : Gisat
HKBU : Hong Kong Baptist University
ICIMOD : The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
International Arctic Climate Research Center, IARC : University of Alaska Fairbanks
LEGOS : Laboratoire d’Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales
LGGE (CNRS and UJF Grenoble 1) : Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement
Met Office : Met Office Hadley Centre
MeteoSwiss : MeteoSwiss
NILU : Norsk Institutt for Luftforskning
NSIDC : National Snow and Ice Data Center
SLF : the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research.
SMHI : Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
SYKE : Finnish Environment Institute
TU Wien : Vienna University of Technology
UBA : Umwelt Bundes Amt
University of Durham & NCEO : University of Durham & National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO)
UZH Remote Sensing Laboratories (UZH-RSL) : University of Zurich – Dept. of Geography Remote Sensing Laboratories (UZH-RSL)
WRMD - Water Resources Management Division : Hydrologic Modelling Section Water Resources Management Division Department of Environment & Conservation Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Prof. Jouni Pulliainen (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Kari Luojus (Project Technical manager)
Finnish Meteorological Institute - FMI
P.O. BOX 503
FI-00101 HELSINKI
FINLAND
tel: +358 40 505 8417
email: kari.luojus@fmi.fi
 Technical Officer Dr. Bojan Bojkov
European Space Agency/ESRIN
via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
ITALY
Tel.: +39 06-941.80543
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: bojan.bojkov@esa.int
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