Articles | Volume 18, issue 4
Research article
05 Apr 2024
Research article |  | 05 Apr 2024

Snow water equivalent retrieved from X- and dual Ku-band scatterometer measurements at Sodankylä using the Markov Chain Monte Carlo method

Jinmei Pan, Michael Durand, Juha Lemmetyinen, Desheng Liu, and Jiancheng Shi

Model code and software

BASE-AM Code Jinmei Pan et al.

The BASE-AM source code for snow water equivalent estimation (BASE-AM) Jinmei Pan et al.

Short summary
We developed an algorithm to estimate snow mass using X- and dual Ku-band radar, and tested it in a ground-based experiment. The algorithm, the Bayesian-based Algorithm for SWE Estimation (BASE) using active microwaves, achieved an RMSE of 30 mm for snow water equivalent. These results demonstrate the potential of radar, a highly promising sensor, to map snow mass at high spatial resolution.