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.

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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.