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Jain, Sanjay, et al. 2011. Snow cover depletion under changed climate with the help of remote sensing and temperature data. Natural Hazards 58(3): 891-904. doi:

Kawahara, Hajime and Yuka Fujii. 2011. Mapping Clouds and Terrain of Earth-like Planets from Photometric Variability: Demonstration with Planets in Face-on Orbits. The Astrophyscial J. Letters 739(2): L62.

Klein, Larry, et al. 2011. The Language of EOS Data: Hierarchical Data Format Land Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change. Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing (Series title) 11: 203-227. doi:

Lin, Jintang, et al. 2011. Spatial distribution of satellite snow cover in typical area of Tianshan Mountains based on MODIS. 2011 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics: 41644.

Linde, Jonathan and Stefan Grab. 2011. The changing trajectory of snow mapping. Progress in Physical Geography 35(2): 139-160. doi:

Linsoussi, Come Agossa. 2011. Regionalization of a Remote Sensing based Spatial Decision Support System for Bush Fire Management in Benin. : 176 p.

Liu, Junfeng and Rensheng Chen. 2011. Studying the spatiotemporal variation of snow-covered days over China based on combined use of MODIS snow-covered days and in situ observations. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 106 (3/4): 355-363.

Maskey, Shreedhar, Stefan Uhlenbrook, and Sunal Ojha. 2011. An analysis of snow cover changes in the Himalayan region using MODIS snow products and in-situ temperature data. Climatic Change 108(1): 391-400. doi:

Maussion, F., et al. 2011. WRF simulation of a precipitation event over the Tibetan Plateau, China Ð an assessment using remote sensing and ground observations. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 15: 1795-1817. doi:

Mšller, Marco, et al. 2011. Climatic mass balance of the ice cap Vestfonna, Svalbard: A spatially distributed assessment using ERA-Interim and MODIS data. J. of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 116(F3). Art. #F03009. doi:

Mukhopadhyay, Biswajit and Vijay P. Singh. 2011. Hydrological modelling at mesoscopic scales using global data sets to derive stream water availability models of river basins. Soil Hydrology, Land Use and Agriculture Measurement and Modelling: 24-74.

Notarnicola, Claudia, Daniela Di Rosa, and Francesco Posa . 2011. Cross-Comparison of MODIS and CloudSat Data as a Tool to Validate Local Cloud Cover Masks. Atmosphere 2(3): 242-255.

Otto, M., Dieter Scherer, and J. Richters. 2011. Hydrological Differentiation and Spatial Distribution of High Altitude Wetlands in a semi-arid Andean Region Derived from Satellite Data. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 15(5): 1713-1727. doi:

Ozdogan, M. 2011. Climate change impacts on snow water availability in the Euphrates-Tigris basin. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 15: 2789-2803. doi:

Paudel, K. P. and P. Andersen. 2011. Monitoring snow cover variability in an agropastoral area in the Trans Himalayan region of Nepal using MODIS data with improved cloud removal methodology.. Remote Sensing of Environment 115 (5): 1234-1246. doi:

Pinty, B., et al. 2011. Exploiting the MODIS albedos with the Two-stream Inversion Package (JRC-TIP): 2. Fractions of transmitted and absorbed fluxes in the vegetation and soil layers. J. of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 116(D9). Art. #D09106. doi:

Polfus, J. L., M. Hebblewhite, and K. Heinemeyer. 2011. Identifying indirect habitat loss and avoidance of human infrastructure by northern mountain woodland caribou. Biological Conservation 144(11): 2637-2646. doi:

Powell, Cynthia, et al. 2011. Using MODIS snow cover and precipitation data to model water runoff for the Mokelumne River Basin in the Sierra Nevada, California (2000-2009). Global and Planetary Change 77(1-2): 77-84. doi:

Qin, J., et al. 2011. Evaluation of surface albedo from GEWEX-SRB and ISCCP-FD data against validated MODIS product over the Tibetan Plateau.. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 116. doi:

Shuman, Christopher A., Etienne Berthier, and Ted A. Scambos. 2011. 2001Ð2009 elevation and mass losses in the Larsen A and B embayments, Antarctic Peninsula. J. of Glaciology 57(204): 737-754.

Shuman, Christopher A., Etienne Berthier, and Ted A. Scambos. 2011. 2001-2009 Elevation and Mass Losses in the Larsen A and B Embayments, Antarctic Peninsula. J. of Glaciology 57(204): 737-754. doi:

Sneed, Sharon B., Paul A. Mayewski, and Daniel A. Dixon. 2011. An emerging technique: multi-ice-core multi-parameter correlations with Antarctic sea-ice extent. Annals of Glaciology 52(57): 347-354. doi:

Spisni, Andrea, et al. 2011. Snow cover analysis in Emilia-Romagna. Rivista Italiana di Telerilevamento 43(1): 59-73.

Stichbury, Glen, et al. 2011. Spatial modelling of wetness for the Antarctic Dry Valleys. Polar Research 30. Art. #6330. doi:

Svoma, B. M. 2011. El Nino-Southern Oscillation and snow level in the western United States.. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 116. doi:

Tahir, A. A, et al. 2011. Snow cover dynamics and hydrological regime of the Hunza River basin, Karakoram Range, Northern Pakistan. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 15: 2275-2290. doi:

Tahir, Adnan Ahmad, et al. 2011. Modeling snowmelt-runoff under climate scenarios in the Hunza River basin, Karakoram Range, Northern Pakistan. J. of Hydrology 409(1-2): 104-117. doi:

Thirel, G., et al. 2011. Assimilation of MODIS snow cover area data in a distributed hydrological model. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.

Wang, Jie, et al. 2011. Accuracy assessment of MODIS daily snow albedo product based on scaling transformation. 2011 International Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment, and Transportation Engineering (RSETE): 2865-2870. doi:

Zhang, Dong, et al. 2011. Extraction of sea ice concentration based on spectral unmixing method. J. of Applied Remote Sensing 5. Art. #053552.


Barnes, Christopher A. and David P. Roy. 2010. Radiative forcing over the conterminous United States due to contemporary land cover land use change and sensitivity to snow and interannual albedo variability. J. of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 115(G4). Art. #G04033. doi:

Bewley, D., Y. Alila, Y. and A. Varhola. 2010. Variability of snow water equivalent and snow energetics across a large catchment subject to Mountain Pine Beetle infestation and rapid salvage logging. J. of Hydrology 388(3-4): 464-479. doi:

Bisrat, S. A. 2010. Modeling Bark Beetle Outbreak and Fire Interactions in Western US Forests and the Invasion Potential of an Invasive Puerto Rican Frog in Hawaii Using Remote Sensing Data. All Graduate Theses and Dissertations.: xvi, 138 p.

Bocchiola, D., Groppelli, B. 2010. Spatial estimation of snow water equivalent at different dates within the Adamello Park of Italy. Cold Regions Science and Technology 63(3): 97-109. doi:

Bolgov, Mikhail, et al. 2010. Impact of climate change on the run-off formation zone.. Interstate Water Resource Risk Management: towards a sustainable future for the Aral Basin: 33-48.

Brown, R., C. Derksen, and L. Wang. 2010. A multi-data set analysis of variability and change in Arctic spring snow cover extent, 1967Ð2008. J. of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 63(3): 97-109. doi:

Bussires, N. and E. Milewska. 2010. Potential and Limitations of Using Satellite Data to Evaluate the Spatial Detail in Climatological Air Temperature Maps. Atmosphere-Ocean 48(4): 294-307.

Carrera, Marco L., et al. 2010. Evaluation of Snowpack Simulations over the Canadian Rockies with an Experimental Hydrometeorological Modeling System. J. of Hydrometeorology 11(5): 1123-1140. doi:

Chen, Ji and Liqun Sun. 2010. Using MODIS EVI to detect vegetation damage caused by the 2008 ice and snow storms in south China. J. of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 115. Art. #G00H04. doi:

Chi, Zhaohui and Andrew G. Klein. 2010. Temporal Variation in Land Surface Temperatures of Lambert Glacier-Amery Ice Shelf System (LGAISS). 66th Eastern Snow Conference: 89-93.

Clerici, M., et al. 2010. Consolidating the Two-Stream Inversion Package (JRC-TIP) to Retrieve Land Surface Parameters From Albedo Products. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 3(3): 286-295.

Clow, D. W., L. Nanus, and B. Huggett. 2010. Use of regression-based models to map sensitivity of aquatic resources to atmospheric deposition in Yosemite National Park, USA. Water Resources Research 46(9). Art. #W09529.

Copeland, J. P., et al. 2010. The bioclimatic envelope of the wolverine (Gulo gulo): do climatic constraints limit its geographic distribution?. Canadian J. of Zoology 88: 233-246.

Dong, Jiarui and Christa Peters-Lidard. 2010. On the Relationship Between Temperature and MODIS Snow Cover Retrieval Errors in the Western U.S.. IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 3(1): 132-140.

Duerr, Ruth, Ron Weaver, and Mark A. Parsons. 2010. A New Approach to Preservation Metadata for Scientific Data Ð A Real World Example. Standard-Based Data and Information Systems for Earth Observation: 113-125.

Ferguson, Craig R. and Eric F. Wood. 2010. An Evaluation of Satellite Remote Sensing Data Products for Land Surface Hydrology: Atmospheric Infrared Sounder*. J. of Hydrometeorology 11(6): 1234-1262. doi:

Frei, A. and S. Lee. 2010. A comparison of optical-band based snow extent products during spring over North America. Remote Sensing of Environment 114(9): 1940-1948. doi:

Gillan, B. J., J. T. Harper, and J. N. Moore. 2010. Timing of present and future snowmelt from high elevations in northwest Montana. Water Resources Research 46. Art. #W01507. doi:

Harshburger, B. J., et al. 2010. Evaluation of Short-to-Medium Range Streamflow Forecasts Obtained Using an Enhanced Version of SRM1. J. of the American Water Resources Association 46(3): 603-617. doi:

Harshburger, Brian J. , et al. 2010. Spatial interpolation of snow water equivalency using surface observations and remotely sensed images of snow-covered area. Hydrological Processes 24: 1285-1295.

Haug, T. 2010. Monitoring ice shelf velocities from repeat MODIS and Landsat data Ð a method study on the Larsen C ice shelf, Antarctic Peninsula, and 10 other ice shelves around Antarctica. The Cryosphere 4: 161-178.

Jain, S. K., A. Goswami, and A. K. Saraf. 2010. Assessment of Snowmelt Runoff Using Remote Sensing and Effect of Climate Change on Runoff. Water Resources Management 24(9): 1763-1777. doi:

Jain, S. K., A. Goswami, and A. K. Saraf. 2010. Snowmelt runoff modelling in a Himalayan basin with the aid of satellite data. International J. of Remote Sensing 31(24): 6603-6618. doi:

Kampf, Stephanie K. and Eric E. Richer. 2010. Hydrologic Analysis and Process-Based Modeling for the Upper Cache La Poudre Basin. : 32 p.

Karlsson, K-G. and A. Dybbroe. 2010. Evaluation of Arctic cloud products from the EUMETSAT Climate Monitoring Satellite Application Facility based on CALIPSO-CALIOP observations. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 10: 1789-1807.

Kropacek, Jan, et al. 2010. Temporal and Spatial Aspects of Snow Distribution in the Nam Co Basin on the Tibetan Plateau from MODIS Data. Remote Sensing 2(12): 2700-2712. doi:

Massom, R. A., et al. 2010. Examining the interaction between multi-year landfast sea ice and the Mertz Glacier Tongue, East Antarctica: Another factor in ice sheet stability?. J. of Geophysical Research - Oceans 115(C14). Art. #C12027.

Negi, H. S., et al. 2010. Field-based spectral reflectance measurements of seasonal snow cover in the Indian Himalaya. International J. of Remote Sensing 31(9): 2393-2417.

Parajka, J., et al. 2010. A regional snow-line method for estimating snow cover from MODIS during cloud cover. J. of Hydrology 381(3-4): 203-212. doi:

Pinty, B., et al. 2010. Global-Scale Comparison of MISR and MODIS Land Surface Albedos. J. of Climate 24(3): 732-749. doi:

Porter, David F, et al. 2010. New estimates of the large-scale Arctic atmospheric energy budget.. J. of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 115(D8). Art. #D08108. doi:

Pšhler, D., et al. 2010. Observation of halogen species in the Amundsen Gulf, Arctic, by active long-path differential optical absorption spectroscopy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(15): 6582-6587. doi:

Ramapriyan, H. K., et al. 2010. An Intelligent Archive Testbed Incorporating Data Mining. Standard-Based Data and Information Systems for Earth Observation: 165-188. doi:

Roy, A., A. Royer, and R.Turcotte. 2010. Improvement of springtime streamflow simulations in a boreal environment by incorporating snow-covered area derived from remote sensing data. J. of Hydrology 390(1-2): 35-44. doi:

Sauter, Tobias, Björn Weitzenkamp, and Christoph Schneider. 2010. Spatio-temporal prediction of snow cover in the Black Forest mountain range using remote sensing and a recurrent neural network. International J. of Climatology 30(15): 2330-2341. doi:

Scherler, D, et al. 2010. Timing and extent of late Quaternary glaciation in the western Himalaya constrained by 10Be moraine dating in Garhwal, India. Quaternary Science Reviews 29(7-8): 815-831.

Solberg, R., et al. 2010. GlobSnow Snow Extent Product Guide Product Version 1.0. : 18 p.

Steinhoff, Daniel F. , Saptarshi Chaudhuri, and David H. Bromwich. 2010. A Case Study of a Ross Ice Shelf Air Stream Event: A New Perspective. Monthly Weather Review 137: 4030-4046.

Su, H., et al. 2010. Multisensor snow data assimilation at the continental scale: The value of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment terrestrial water storage information. J. of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 115(D10). Art. #D10104. doi:

Taberner, M., et al. 2010. Comparison of MISR and MODIS land surface albedos: Methodology. J. of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 115(D5). Art. #D05101.

Tang, Q. H. and D. P. Lettenmaier. 2010. Use of satellite snow-cover data for streamflow prediction in the Feather River Basin, California. International J. of Remote Sensing 31(14): 3745-3762. doi:

Terzago, Silvia, et al. 2010. Snow Precipitation and Snow Cover Climatic Variability for the Period 1971Ð2009 in the Southwestern Italian Alps: The 2008Ð2009 Snow Season Case Study. Water 2(4): 773-787. doi:

Wang, J., H.-Y. Li, and X.-H. Hao. 2010. Responses of snowmelt runoff to climatic change in an inland river basin, Northwestern China, over the past 50 years. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 14: 1979-1987.

Watanabe, Masahiro, et al. 2010. Improved Climate Simulation by MIROC5: Mean States, Variability, and Climate Sensitivity. J. of Climate 23(23): 6312-6335. doi:

Wirth, G., et al. 2010. Satellite-based snow identification and its impact on monitoring photovoltaic systems. Solar Energy 84(2): 215-226. doi:

Woodgate, Rebecca A., Tom Weingartner, and Ron Lindsay. 2010. The 2007 Bering Strait oceanic heat flux and anomalous Arctic sea-ice retreat. Geophysical Research Letters 37(1). Art. #L01602. doi:

Xu, Li and Yueqing Li . 2010. RETRACTED ARTICLE: Reexamining the impact of Tibetan snow anomalies to the East Asian summer monsoon using MODIS snow retrieval. Climate Dynamics. doi:


Bartsch, A., H. Balzter, and C. George. 2009. The influence of regional surface soil moisture anomalies on forest fires in Siberia observed from satellites. Environmental Research Letters 4. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/4/4/045021.

Bavera, D. and C. De Michele. 2009. Snow water equivalent estimation in the Mallero basin using snow gauge data and MODIS images and fieldwork validation. Hydrological Processes 23: 1961-1972. doi:

Dozier, J., et al. 2009. A comparison of ship and satellite measurements of cloud properties in the southeast Pacific stratus deck . The SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing. 2009. Timothy A. Warner, Giles M. Foody, M. Duane Nellis. London, UK: SAGE Publications: 397-410.

Dozier, J., L. Nanus, L., and B. Huggett. 2009. Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere. The SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing: 397-408.

Escutia, C., et al. 2009. Circum-Antarctic warming events between 4 and 3.5 Ma recorded in marine sediments from the Prydz Bay (ODP Leg 188) and the Antarctic Peninsula (ODP Leg 178) margins. Global and Planetary Change 69: 170-184.

Fricker, Helen A. and Ted Scambos. 2009. Connected subglacial lake activity on lower Mercer and Whillans Ice Streams, West Antarctica, 2003Ð2008. Journal of Glaciology 55(190): 303-315.

Gafurov, A. , A. Bárdossy 2009. Cloud removal methodology from MODIS snow cover product. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 13(7): 1361-1373.

Georgievsky, M. V. 2009. Application of the Snowmelt Runoff model in the Kuban river basin using MODIS satellite images. Environmental Research Letters 4(4). Art. #045017. doi:

Hall, Dorothy K., et al. 2009. Development and Evaluation of a Cloud-gap-filled MODIS Daily Snow-cover Product. Remote Sensing of Environment 114: 496-503. doi:

Hall, Dorothy K., et al. 2009. Evaluation of surface and near-surface melt characteristics on the Greenland ice sheet using MODIS and QuikSCAT data. J. of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 114: F04006. doi:

Immerzeel, W. W, et al. 2009. Large-scale monitoring of snow cover and runoff simulation in Himalayan river basins using remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment 113(1): 40-49.

Jain, Sanjay K., A. Goswami, and A. K. Saraf. 2009. Role of Elevation and Aspect in Snow Distribution in Western Himalaya. Water Resources Management 23(1): 71-83.

Jin, Rui, Xin Li, and Tao Che. 2009. A Decision tree algorithm for surface soil freeze/thaw classification over China using SSM/I brightness temperature. Remote Sensing of Environment 113: 2651-2660.

Kaiser, G., et al. 2009. Optical remote-sensing methods for studying snow-cover patterns as input data for hydrological ice and snow-melt models. …sterreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft 61(1-2): 25-33.

Lampkin, D. J. and C. C. Karmosky. 2009. Surface melt magnitude retrieval over Ross Ice Shelf. Antarctica using coupled MODIS near-IR and thermal satellite measurements. The Cryosphere Discussions 3: 1069-107.

MacDonald, Ryan J., James M. Byrne, and Stefan W. Kienzle. 2009. A Physically Based Daily Hydrometeorological Model for Complex Mountain Terrain. J. of Hydrometeorology 10(6): 1430-1446.

Matsuoka, K., et al. 2009. Radar signatures beneath a surface topographic lineation near the outlet of Kamb Ice Stream and Engelhardt Ice Ridge, West Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 50(51): 98-104.

Molotch, Noah P. 2009. Reconstructing snow water equivalent in the Rio Grande headwaters using remotely sensed snow cover data and a spatially distributed snowmelt model. Hydrological Processes 23: 1076-1089.

Painter, T. H., et al. 2009. Retrieval of subpixel snow covered area, grain size, and albedo from MODIS. Remote Sensing of Environment 113(4): 868-879.

Parajka, J., J. Jansa, and G. Bloeschl. 2009. Bestimmung des Schneevorrates in Einzugsgebieten mittels Fernerkundungsmethoden [Using methods of remote sensing for determining snow reserves]. …sterreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft 61(7-8): 125-131 . doi:

Platte, R. M. and R. A. Stehnm. 2009. Abundance and Trend of Waterbirds on Alaska's Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Coast based on 1988 to 2008 Aerial Surveys. unpublished Survey Report: 50 p.

Pu, Z. X. and L. Xu. 2009. MODIS/Terra observed snow cover over the Tibet Plateau: distribution, variation and possible connection with the East Asian Summer Monsoon (EASM). Theoretical and Applied Climatology 97(1-2): 265-278.

Rutan, D., et al. 2009. Development and Assessment of Broadband Surface Albedo from Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Clouds and Radiation Swath Data Product. J. of Geophysical Research 114(D08125). doi: