Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 16, 1765–1778, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1765-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 1765–1778, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1765-2022
Research article
06 May 2022
Research article | 06 May 2022

Divergence of apparent and intrinsic snow albedo over a season at a sub-alpine site with implications for remote sensing

Edward H. Bair et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 895 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
663 207 25 895 15 22
  • HTML: 663
  • PDF: 207
  • XML: 25
  • Total: 895
  • BibTeX: 15
  • EndNote: 22
Views and downloads (calculated since 30 Nov 2021)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 30 Nov 2021)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 881 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 881 with geography defined and 0 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 
Latest update: 05 Jul 2022
Download
Short summary
Understanding how snow and ice reflect solar radiation (albedo) is important for global climate. Using high-resolution topography, darkening from surface roughness (apparent albedo) is separated from darkening by the composition of the snow (intrinsic albedo). Intrinsic albedo is usually greater than apparent albedo, especially during melt. Such high-resolution topography is often not available; thus the use of a shade component when modeling mixtures is advised.