Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Research article
04 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 04 Jul 2016

Mapping snow depth in open alpine terrain from stereo satellite imagery

R. Marti, S. Gascoin, E. Berthier, M. de Pinel, T. Houet, and D. Laffly


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AR by renaud marti on behalf of the Authors (29 Apr 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 May 2016) by Guillaume Chambon
RR by Emmanuel Thibert (23 May 2016)
RR by Yves Bühler (24 May 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Jun 2016) by Guillaume Chambon
AR by renaud marti on behalf of the Authors (09 Jun 2016)  Manuscript 
Short summary
To date, there is no definitive approach to map snow depth in mountainous areas from spaceborne sensors. We used very-high-resolution stereo satellites imagery (Pléiades) to generate a map of snow depth in a small Pyrenean catchment. The validation results are promising and open the possibility to retrieve the snow depth at a metric horizontal resolution in remote mountainous areas, even when no field data are available.