The overarching goal of AlpSnow is the development of an integrated, coherent data set of snow parameters over the Alps.
The focus of AlpSnow is on

  • advancements in measurements of the seasonal snow cover extent and its physical properties, including
    • Snow area extent
    • Snow albedo
    • Snow water equivalent
    • Snow depth
    • Snow grain size
    • Snow liquid water content (wet snow)
  • the integration of EO-based snow cover information in hydrological and snow process models.

Along this line, the AlpSnow activity is aimed at supporting regional operational priorities in hydrology and water management by fostering the use of EO-based products, as well as serving the science community, including contributions to international science initiatives that are concerned with hydrology and environmental research in mountain regions.