Melting Snow

by | Feb 26, 2024

The Melting Snow (MS) data is a binary map of where the water content of the snow is close to or above saturation. This is an indicator of which sections of the snowpack are likely to soon be released as snowmelt.

Melting Snow Map

This product is developed through processing spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar data with machine learning algorithms. The radar signal penetrates the snowpack and the changes in the signal that is returned to the satellite are analysed to determine the relative water content of the snow.