The area extent of the seasonal snow cover is a key parameter for a wide range of applications in meteorology, climate monitoring, global change research, hydrology, water management and ecology. This study develops and implements a prototype processing system for generation of snow extent products from EPS METIMAGE. The prototype system is demonstrated and evaluated using data of the optical sensors of Sentinel-3 featuring similar spectral imaging bands as METimage.
The primary objectives of this study are
Project Team: ENVEO IT GmbH (PI), Finnish Environment Institute
Project Contract Number: EUM/CO/19/4600002234/BBo Order Nr. 4500017847
OSMON develops, implements and demonstrates the use of a platform independent modular software tool for assessing and monitoring the geolocation accurary of medium resolution optical sensors, expanding on proven technology and providing robust algorithms. The tool supports Level-1 products from current medium resolution EUMETSAT sensors (such as AVHRR, SLSTR, OLCI) and should be easily extendable to near-future sensors like MetImage, etc.
The main project objectives are
Project Team: ENVEO IT GmbH
Project Contract Number: EUM/CO/18/4600002180/JML Order Nr. 4500017249
See also OSMON Webpage at EUMETSAT