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Volume 11, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 11, 2727–2741, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2727-2017
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Special issue: Intercomparison of methods to characterise snow...

The Cryosphere, 11, 2727–2741, 2017
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Research article 27 Nov 2017

Research article | 27 Nov 2017

Comparison of different methods to retrieve optical-equivalent snow grain size in central Antarctica

Tim Carlsen et al.
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The optical size of snow grains (ropt) affects the reflectivity of snow surfaces and thus the local surface energy budget in particular in polar regions. The temporal evolution of ropt retrieved from ground-based, airborne, and spaceborne remote sensing could reproduce optical in situ measurements for a 2-month period in central Antarctica (2013/14). The presented validation study provided a unique testbed for retrievals of ropt under Antarctic conditions where in situ data are scarce.
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