Description
FDeM FRM ENDVI EDLST EDSC
EPS Daily Snow Cover

Product Documentation
   Documents:
           (Product User Manual)
           (Product Output Format)
           (Validation Report)
           (Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document)
Data Policy
Introduction
Product Description
Algorithm Description
Data Characteristics
Product Uncertainties
References
Example of Product
See the dependency diagram for this product
Algorithms Changes Record (EDSC)
The Snow Cover product corresponding to the identification of snow covered pixels using Visible and Infra-Red observations is maintained by the SAF on Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management (H-SAF)
 
Product Documentation
This product has pre-operational status. It is documented in the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD), Product User Manual document (PUM) and the Product Output Format document (POF) The validation documentation for this product is available in the (VR) document.
 
Data Policy
The use of LSA SAF products in publications is kindly requested to be duly acknowledged:
SC was provided by the EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facility on Land Surface Analysis (LSA SAF; Trigo et al., 2011)
http://landsaf.ipma.pt

Trigo, I. F., C. C. DaCamara, P. Viterbo, J.-L. Roujean, F. Olesen, C. Barroso, F. Camacho-de Coca, D. Carrer, S. C. Freitas, J. Garcia-Haro, B. Geiger, F. Gellens-Meulenberghs, N. Ghilain, J. Melia, L. Pessanha, N. Siljamo, and A. Arboleda, 2011: The Satellite Application Facility on Land Surface Analysis. Int. J. Remote Sens., 32, 2725-2744, doi: 10.1080/01431161003743199
 
Introduction
Snow Cover (SC) is the presence of snow over land. SC plays an important role in the physics of land surface as it is involved in the processes of energy and water exchange with the atmosphere. SC is useful for the scientific community, namely for those dealing with meteorological and climate models. Accurate detection of snow in a pixel is also important for a wide range of areas related to land surface processes, including meteorology, hydrology, climatology and environmental studies.
 
Product Description
The EDSC (EPS Daily Snow Cover) corresponds to the identification of snow covered pixels using measurements from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on-board EUMETSAT polar system satellites, the Metop series.
 
Algorithm Description
N.A.
 
Data Characteristics
The EDSC product is available every on daily basis in plate-carre projection centred at (0°N, 0°W), with a resolution of 0.01°.
 
Product Uncertainties
N.A.
 
References
N.A.

Example of Product
ftp://landsaf.ipma.pt/pub/Example_of_Product/HDF5_LSASAF_M01-AVHR_EDSC_GLOBE_20170222000003
 
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