is observed by different techniques, therefore there are many sources
of data. Each of them has its advantages and disadvantages. For
the purposes of this site, we used the data of the Interactive Multisensor
Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS) project. The data are available
at no cost from NOAA servers.
If you have
the appropriate knowledge in the field of climatology and satellite
remote sensing, also a technical skills in the field of Geographic
Information System (GIS), and a plenty of time, you will probably
be able to analyse IMS data on your own. Otherwise, you may want
to consider help from our side.
of IMS data used by us have already been pre-processed, including
conversion to a standard GIS format of GeoTIFF, and verified for
the temporal homogeneity. We use data of different spatial resolution
- from 24 km/pixel (data starting 1997), to 4 km/pixel (data starting
2004). The spatial resolution is too coarse to assess the snow conditions
on the ski slopes, but fine enough to determine the conditions along
the major communication routes, or climate conditions within the
provinces, districts, and municipalities.
CBK PAN also
has the experience with other satellites and instruments, including:
MODIS, SEVIRI, VIIRS, Landsat. We are ready for the Sentinel satellites
of the European Copernicus Programme. On the basis of those data,
we can develop scientific publications, as well as business and
legal expertises for the purposes of the public administration and
business.All interested in cooperation (both scientific and business),
please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snow is not
only our specialty. Visit the website of Earth
Observation Group, CBK PAN to learn more about our experience.