Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 15, 4261–4279, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4261-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 4261–4279, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4261-2021

Research article 07 Sep 2021

Research article | 07 Sep 2021

Evaluation of snow extent time series derived from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer global area coverage data (1982–2018) in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Xiaodan Wu et al.

Data sets

MODIS/Terra Snow Cover Daily L3 Global 500m SIN Grid, Version 6 D. K. Hall and G. A. Riggs https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD10A1.006

ESA Snow Climate Change Initiative (Snow_cci): Daily global Snow Cover Fraction - snow on ground (SCFG) from AVHRR (1982 - 2019), version1.0 K. Naegeli, C. Neuhaus, A.-B. Salberg, G. Schwaizer, A. Wiesmann, S. Wunderle, and T. Nagler https://doi.org/10.5285/5484dc1392bc43c1ace73ba38a22ac56

USGS EROS Archive - Landsat Archives - Landsat 4-5 Thematic Mapper (TM) Level-1 Data Products USGS https://doi.org/10.5066/F7N015TQ

USGS EROS Archive - Landsat Archives - Landsat 8 OLI (Operational Land Imager) and TIRS (Thermal Infrared Sensor) Level-1 Data Products USGS https://doi.org/10.5066/F71835S6

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Short summary
We performed a comprehensive accuracy assessment of an Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer global area coverage snow-cover extent time series dataset for the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. The sensor-to-sensor consistency, the accuracy related to snow depth, elevations, land-cover types, slope, and aspects, and topographical variability were also explored. Our analysis shows an overall accuracy of 94 % in comparison with in situ station data, which is the same with MOD10A1 V006.