Monitoring of North-Europe snow cover with optic satellite images

Updated 2013-02-02

Project intends to produce remote sensing information of sea ice and snow cover in Northern Europe. It is joined international project between ESA, GMES, Polarview and Finnish Environmental Institute. FEM uses the satellite images to follow the snow and ice melt in spring months (march-June) in Finland.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Status
Completed
Project time span
2009 - 2012
Data collection
2009 - 2012
Data processing
2009 - 2012
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Sari Metsämäki
Address
Finnish Environmental Institute Mechelininkatu 34a, 00251 Helsinki
Phone
+358 40 534 3856
Email
if.otsirapmy@emantsal.emantsrif

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Ice/snowpack

Geography

Regions studied
Canada
Fennoscandia
Finland
Russia, Arctic
Stations or areas where observations are made

satellites.

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
no
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Up to date data is published graphically in Finnish Environmental Institute’s (SYKE) website on: http://www.ymparisto.fi/default.asp?contentid=172739&lan=fi (in Finnish) [accessed 23.11.2012] http://wwwi4.ymparisto.fi/i4/eng/snow/2012/lumitulkinta_pv_2012_eng.html (In English) [accessed 23.11.2012]
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
Other institutes involved in the project

ESA (European Space Association) GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) Polarview

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