Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 4579–4600, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-4579-2014
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 4579–4600, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-4579-2014
Research article
24 Nov 2014
Research article | 24 Nov 2014

Cloud obstruction and snow cover in Alpine areas from MODIS products

P. Da Ronco and C. De Michele

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The negative impacts of cloud obstruction in snow mapping from MODIS and a new reliable cloud removal procedure for the Italian Alps.