CoReH2O - Cold Regions Hydrology High-resolution Observatory

Helmut Rott, Don Cline, Claude Duguay, Richard Essery, Christian Haas, Michael Kern, Giovanni Macelloni, Eirik Malnes, Jouni Pulliainen, Helge Rebhan, Simon Yueh

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Abstract

The COld RE-ions Hydrology High-resolution Observatory (CoRe-H2O) satellite mission has been selected for scientific and technical studies within the ESA Earth Explorer Programme. The mission addresses the need for spatially detailed snow and ice observations in order to improve the representation of the cryosphere in climate models and to improve the knowledge and prediction of water cycle variability and changes. CoRe-H2O will observe the extent, water equivalent and melting state of the snow cover, accumulation and diagenetic facies of glaciers, permafrost features, and sea ice types. The sensor is a dual frequency SAR, operating at 17 GHz and 9.6 GHz, VV and VH polarizations. This configuration enables the decomposition of the scattering signal for retrieving physical properties of snow and ice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE RADAR CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages86-89
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2870-0
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Radar Conference - Pasadena
Duration: 4 May 20098 May 2009

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE Radar Conference
CityPasadena
Period4/05/098/05/09

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