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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...

HyFLEX: above the forest

From Dirk Schuettemeyer (ESA) & Uwe Rascher (Forschungszentrum Jülich), Germany, 5 September A closer look at the datasets we had gathered in Germany confirmed that these first measurements were fine so we decided to carry on with the next phase of the campaign and move on to the Czech Republic. So, as of 30 August we have been in the Beskids mountains just on the border between the Czech Republic and Slovakia. We first had to set up all instruments in the forest to measure the more complicated fluorescence signal that comes from the trees’ pine needles in this hilly terrain.  The main challenge for the airborne measurements is that the instrument...