NASA snow study in Colorado to aid satellite development

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NASA snow study in Colorado to aid satellite development

Accurate observation data critical to water management

NASA is finishing a three-week expedition in Silverton and Grand Mesa to develop techniques of measuring snow.

NASA snow study in Colorado to aid satellite development

NASA uses a passive microwave to figure out how much natural microwave radiation is blocked by the snow.
Researchers collect data on the ground from instruments attached to snowmobiles and from aircraft for the five-year SnowEx study being conducted by NASA.
Researchers collect snow measurements from aircraft to compare to data gathered on the ground with the intent of developing a multi-sensor satellite to observe snowfall critical for water management.
NASA’s three-week snow study in western Colorado in February attracted volunteers throughout the snow research community, including people from Canada, Europe and the U.S.
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