Applications systems verification and transfer project. Volume 1: Operational applications of satellite snow cover observations: Executive summary

@inproceedings{Rango1981ApplicationsSV,
  title={Applications systems verification and transfer project. Volume 1: Operational applications of satellite snow cover observations: Executive summary},
  author={Albert Rango},
  year={1981}
}
Both LANDSAT and NOAA satellite data were used in improving snowmelt runoff forecasts. When the satellite snow cover data were tested in both empirical seasonal runoff estimation and short term modeling approaches, a definite potential for reducing forecast error was evident. A cost benefit analysis run in conjunction with the snow mapping indicated a $36.5 million annual benefit accruing from a one percent improvement in forecast accuracy using the snow cover data for the western United States… CONTINUE READING