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Planned to launch in 2015, ICEsat-2 will measure changes in polar ice coverage and estimate changes in the Earth's bio-mass by measuring vegetation canopy height. ABSTRACT | Satellite and aircraft observations have revealed that remarkable changes in the Earth's polar ice cover have occurred in the last decade. The impacts of these changes, which include(More)
Snow fall and snow accumulation are key climate parameters due to the snow's high albedo, its thermal insulation, and its importance to the global water cycle. Satellite passive microwave radiometers currently provide the only means for the retrieval of snow depth and/or snow water equivalent over land as well as over sea ice from space. All algorithms make(More)