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This page lists upcoming STAR Science Forum seminars. Unless otherwise noted, STAR science seminars will be held at NCWCP as detailed below, using the same conference call numbers unless otherwise specified. Presentation materials for seminars will be posted here 24 hours before each scheduled talk when available.


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Speaker Peter Romanov and Jeff Key
CUNY/CREST / NOAA/NESDIS in College Park, MD and NOAA/NESDIS in Madison, WI

How NOAA Views Snow from Space: A Product Survey

Presentation file posted here when available.

Date Friday, 9 December 2016
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
SSMC2 Room 8246, 1325 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland
Remote Access

Show Abstract

The NOAA Satellite and Information Service has a variety of satellite products for estimating snow cover and snow properties from both geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites. Visible imagers provide the extent of snow cover as binary maps, and also the fraction of snow cover within each image element (pixel). Passive microwave instruments provide snow cover, snow depth, and snow water equivalent. There are also snow products that use multiple instruments, and others that have an interactive element. This presentation will provide an overview of NOAA's snow products, briefly describing each and providing a high-level assessment of their strengths and weaknesses. International snow product intercomparison projects will also be discussed.

Remote attendance is via GotoWebinar. Registration link is below. Dial-in information is provided after registration.

Jeff Key bio


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