Cryosphere Studies

Snow Cover Fraction

Snow cover is dynamic in nature and melts based on local temperature variations in different time periods. Satellite sensors can provide synoptic coverage at frequent intervals which facilitates mapping, monitoring of dynamics of snow cover. Automated Snow Cover Extraction (ASCE) Algorithm developed is used for quick processing of satellite data and extraction of Snow Cover Area (SCA). Further Snow Cover Fraction (SCF) as fraction of snow cover area over 3'x3' grid area was estimated.

Fortnightly Snow cover fraction from 2014--2018 is hosted on Bhuvan-Snow Cover Fraction .

Select NICES Project – Cryospheric products –Snow cover fraction, List and view the data of the selected time period. Technical Document(hyper link :Snow Cover Fraction)