SusHi-Wat - Monthly maps of snow cover
datasetposted on 06.02.2018 by Boris Snapir, Toby Waine, Andrea Momblanch Benavent, Ian Holman
Datasets usually provide raw data for analysis. This raw data often comes in spreadsheet form, but can be any collection of data, on which analysis can be performed.
These data were generated for the project Sustaining Himalayan Water Resources in a Changing Climate (SusHi-Wat), which aims at improving our understanding on how water is stored in, and moves through, a Himalayan river system in northern India.
The data set contains a list of images (GeoTIFF format) corresponding to monthly maps of dry snow and wet snow for a Himalayan river basin. The maps were obtained by combining satellite remote sensing data from Sentinel-1 and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).
The image resolution is about 500m.
The coordinate system is EPSG:4326
The possible pixel values are:
0: no snow
1-100: wet snow cover fraction
101-200: dry snow cover fraction with an offset of 100
240: missing Sentinel-1 data
250: pixel wrongly identified as wet snow by sentinel-1 (false positives)
255: fill value