Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 15, 835–861, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-835-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 835–861, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-835-2021

Research article 18 Feb 2021

Research article | 18 Feb 2021

Estimating fractional snow cover from passive microwave brightness temperature data using MODIS snow cover product over North America

Xiongxin Xiao et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (27 May 2020) by Stef Lhermitte
AR by Xiongxin Xiao on behalf of the Authors (04 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Jul 2020) by Stef Lhermitte
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Aug 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (20 Aug 2020) by Stef Lhermitte
AR by Xiongxin Xiao on behalf of the Authors (31 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Sep 2020) by Stef Lhermitte
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Oct 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (04 Nov 2020) by Stef Lhermitte
AR by Xiongxin Xiao on behalf of the Authors (12 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Dec 2020) by Stef Lhermitte
AR by Xiongxin Xiao on behalf of the Authors (23 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Dec 2020) by Stef Lhermitte
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (28 Dec 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (04 Jan 2021) by Stef Lhermitte
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Short summary
Daily time series and full space-covered sub-pixel snow cover area data are urgently needed for climate and reanalysis studies. Due to the fact that observations from optical satellite sensors are affected by clouds, this study attempts to capture dynamic characteristics of snow cover at a fine spatiotemporal resolution (daily; 6.25 km) accurately by using passive microwave data. We demonstrate the potential to use the passive microwave and the MODIS data to map the fractional snow cover area.