Analysis of glacier facies using satellite techniques

Journal of Glaciology
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Landsat-derived reflectance is lowest for exposed ice and increases markedly at the transient snow line. Above the slush zone is a gradual increase in near-infrared reflectance as a result of decreasing grain-size of the snow, which characterizes drier snow. Landsat data are useful in measuring the areal extent of the ice facies, the slush zone within the wet-snow facies, the snow facies (combined wet-snow, percolation and dry-snow facies), and the respective position of the transient snow line and the slush limit. In addition, fresh snowfall and/or airborne contaminants, such as soot and tephra, can limit the utility of Landsat data for delineation of the glacier facies in some cases. -from Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Analysis of glacier facies using satellite techniques
Series title Journal of Glaciology
Volume 37
Issue 125
Year Published 1991
Language English
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 9 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Glaciology
First page 120
Last page 128
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