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Presentation 2010-08-25 14:15
Potential of SAR for the cryosphere studies
G. Singh, Y. Yamaguchi, S-E Park (Nigata University), G. Venkataraman (Indian Inst. of Tech, Bomday) SANE2010-63
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(in English) This paper elucidates the recent developments in the application of microwave remote sensing techniques particularly space borne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems to cryosphere (snow, ice and glacier) of Himalayan region. SAR is an active system imaging the earth’s surface in day and night, in all weather, through cloud or haze and their spatial resolution is compatible with the topographic variations in the Himalayan region. Currently space borne SAR data have been widely used to map glacier covered area in alpine and Himalayan regions and also to develop algorithms to infer geophysical parameters. Backscatter image of SAR is extremely useful for the quantitative estimation of snow pack characteristics like snow wetness, snow grain size, snow density and snow water equivalence which are essential for hydrologic applications. In addition, SAR data can be useful to map snow cover and to identify different types of snow. Multi-temporal SAR data have great potential in mapping glacier facies which has distinct advantage in the glacier mass balance estimation.
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(in English) SAR / cryosphere / inversion algorithm / snow / ELA / glacier mass balance / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 110, no. 173, SANE2010-63, pp. 17-22, Aug. 2010.
Paper # SANE2010-63 
Date of Issue 2010-08-18 (SANE) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee SANE  
Conference Date 2010-08-25 - 2010-08-25 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Niigata University 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Environmental measurement and general 
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Registration To SANE 
Conference Code 2010-08-SANE 
Language English 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Sub Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Title (in English) Potential of SAR for the cryosphere studies 
Sub Title (in English)  
Keyword(1) SAR  
Keyword(2) cryosphere  
Keyword(3) inversion algorithm  
Keyword(4) snow  
Keyword(5) ELA  
Keyword(6) glacier mass balance  
1st Author's Name G. Singh  
1st Author's Affiliation Niigata University, Niigata, Japan (Nigata University)
2nd Author's Name Y. Yamaguchi  
2nd Author's Affiliation Niigata University, Niigata, Japan (Nigata University)
3rd Author's Name S-E Park  
3rd Author's Affiliation Niigata University, Niigata, Japan (Nigata University)
4th Author's Name G. Venkataraman  
4th Author's Affiliation Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai, India (Indian Inst. of Tech, Bomday)
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Date Time 2010-08-25 14:15:00 
Presentation Time 25 minutes 
Registration for SANE 
Paper # SANE2010-63 
Volume (vol) vol.110 
Number (no) no.173 
Page pp.17-22 
Date of Issue 2010-08-18 (SANE) 

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