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Title: Remote sensing of snow covers using the gamma-ray technique
Authors: Temple University. Dept. of Physics.
Offenbacher, Elmer L.
Colbeck, Samuel C.
Keywords: Aerial surveys
Snow surveys
Snow cover
Snow water equivalent
Gamma rays
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 91-9.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: This report reviews various aspects of the use of natural gamma-ray emmissions to determine the mass of snow covering the ground. The interactions of gamma rays with water mass are described, along with the various sources of gamma radiation from the ground. Different possible techniques for measuring gamma radiation are described. Each has advantages and disadvantages in obtaining the desired result. The sources of error and the use of this method are described.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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