Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Research article
17 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 17 Jul 2019

Icelandic snow cover characteristics derived from a gap-filled MODIS daily snow cover product

Andri Gunnarsson, Sigurður M. Garðarsson, and Óli G. B. Sveinsson

Data sets

Code Repository for ISCA A. Gunnarsson

MODIS/Terra Snow Cover Daily L3 Global 500m Grid D.K. Hall and G.A. Riggs

Copernicus Open Access Hub European Space Agency

Landsat Earth Explorer United States Geological Survey

IS 50V 24/12 2015 – Elevation data National Land Survey of Iceland

Short summary
In this study a gap-filled snow cover product for Iceland is developed using MODIS satellite data and validated with both in situ observations and alternative remote sensing data sources with good agreement. Information about snow cover extent, duration and changes over time is presented, indicating that snow cover extent has been increasing slightly for the past few years.