Arctic Research Directory

ID-84 :   Measurement of snow physical parameters using a ground-based spectral radiometer in Ny-Aalesund, Svalbard

Type

FIELDWORK

Research/Observation Title

Measurement of snow physical parameters using a ground-based spectral radiometer in Ny-Aalesund, Svalbard

Science Summary (common)

[purpose] Monitoring of the seasonal variations of BC concentration in snow and snow grain size, and evaluating those effect on snow albedo. [outline] A ground-based spectral radiometer is installed close to the BSRN radiation measurement field in Ny-Alesund to continuously measure snow albedos. The BC concentration in snow and snow grain size are remotely sensed from the measured snow albedos.
- Individual Project Information 1/2 Research/Observation Period 2012-09-01 〜 2013-03-31

Science Summary

A ground-based spectral radiometer is installed close to the BSRN radiation measurement field in Ny-Alesund to continuously measure snow albedos. The BC concentration in snow and snow grain size are remotely sensed from the measured snow albedos.

JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number

23221004

Discipline(s)

Cryosphere, Glaciology, Meteorology and Climate

Personnel

RollCo-researcherNameKatsuyuki KuchikiAffiliationMeteorological Research InstituteCountryJapanEmailkkuchiki@mri-jma.go.jp
RollContact PersonNameTeruo AokiAffiliationMeteorological Research Institute

Research/Observation Methods

Spectral radiometer

Research/Observation Period

2012-09-01 〜 2013-03-31

Research/Observation Point (Detail)

Field Site: Ny-Alesund Latitude [degree]: 78.929690 Longitude [degree]: 11.864720
- Individual Project Information 2/2 Research/Observation Period 2013-04-01 〜 2014-03-31

Science Summary

The snow albedo is continuously measured with the ground-based spectral radiometer, and the seasonal variations of BC concentration and snow grain size are retrieved by a remote sensing technique. Snow samplings are conducted to analyze the BC concentration in snow.

JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number

23221004

Discipline(s)

Cryosphere, Glaciology, Meteorology and Climate

Personnel

RollCo-researcherNameKatsuyuki KuchikiAffiliationMeteorological Research InstituteCountryJapanEmailkkuchiki@mri-jma.go.jp
RollContact PersonNameTeruo AokiAffiliationMeteorological Research Institute

Research/Observation Methods

Spectral radiometer, snow sampling

Research/Observation Period

2013-04-01 〜 2014-03-31

Research/Observation Point (Detail)

Field Site: Ny-Alesund Latitude [degree]: 78.923333 Longitude [degree]: 11.904167

Research/Observation Area

N: 78.946927, S: 78.922943, W: 11.788330 E: 11.962738,
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