Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Research article
23 Aug 2018
Research article |  | 23 Aug 2018

Theoretical study of ice cover phenology at large freshwater lakes based on SMOS MIRAS data

Vasiliy Tikhonov, Ilya Khvostov, Andrey Romanov, and Evgeniy Sharkov

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The paper presents a theoretical analysis of seasonal brightness temperature variations at a number of large freshwater lakes retrieved from data of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite. Three distinct seasonal time regions corresponding to different phenological phases of the lake surfaces, complete ice cover, ice melt and deterioration, and open water, were revealed. The paper demonstrates the possibility of determining the beginning of ice cover deterioration from satellite data.