Table of Contents


I Introduction

The case is described. The motivation is outlined. The main question is raised.


II Theoretical background

The Cloud Phase RGB is described shortly. Graphs on ice absorption and reflectivity of snow-covered and snow-free areas are discussed.


III The appearance of snow in the Cloud Phase RGB and its components

The snow-covered and snow-free areas in satellite images of the first mainly cloud-free day after the heavy snow fall are analysed.


IV The effect of viewing geometry

The effect of viewing geometry in case of polar satellite images is discussed.


V Analysis of the time series

A time series is analysed showing the temporal change in snow characteristics during a 10-day period.


VI Conclusions

A short recap is given in this chapter.




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