Articles | Volume 10, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 10, 2453–2463, 2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 2453–2463, 2016

Research article 24 Oct 2016

Research article | 24 Oct 2016

Spatiotemporal dynamics of snow cover based on multi-source remote sensing data in China

Xiaodong Huang et al.

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Short summary
Integrated snow products were used to analyze the temporal and spatial variation of the snow cover in China during 2000–2014. The results indicated that the overall annual number of snow-covered days and average snow depth in China have increased in the past 14 years, but differences in the snow cover variation in China were significant. Overall, the snow cover increased significantly in south and northeast China, but decreased significantly in Xinjiang and the Tibetan Plateau.