Tag Archives: Finland

Ready, set, snow!

Chung-Chi Lin (ESA) & Dirk Schuettemeyer (ESA), 18 March 2013 At the end of February, teams from the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), GAMMA Remote Sensing and the Swiss Avalanche Service (SLF) successfully carried out the SnowScat vertical...

Christmas greetings from Rovaniemi: the home of Father ...

From Dirk (ESA), Finland, 20 December I have been in Rovaniemi  in Finland since Sunday following the SnowSar campaign. Rovaniemi is well known as the home of Father Christmas or Santa Claus – and you can really feel the spirit of Christmas across the entire city. With this spirit giving us a good feeeling, we took off on Monday to collect images of snow using an airborne radar. It is the first of a series of seven flights that will take place before March 2012. The aim is to gather information about temporal changes in the amount of water held in the snow. It seems Santa has been on our side as...