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Spatial and Temporal Variations of Snow Cover in the Karoon River Basin, Iran, 2003–2015


Abstract The Karoon River Basin, with an area of about 67,000 km2, is located in the southern part of Iran and has a complex mountainous terrain. No comprehensive study has been done on the spatial and temporal variations of snow cover in this region to date. In this paper, daily snow data of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS Terra (MOD10A1) and MODIS Aqua (MYD10A1) were examined from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2015, to analyze snow cover variations. Due to difficulties created by cloud cover effects, it was crucial to reduce cloud contamination in the daily time series. Therefore, two common cloud removal methods were applied on the daily data. The results suggested that in winter nearly 43% of the Basin’s area experienced a ne... (more)
Created Date 2017-12-11
Contributor Keikhosravi Kiany, Mohammad Sadegh (Author) / Abolfazl Masoodian, Seyed (Author) / Balling, Robert (ASU author) / Svoma, Bohumil M. (Author) / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Series WATER
Type Text
Extent 16 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.3390/w9120965 / ISSN: 2073-4441
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Citation Kiany, M. K., Masoodian, S., Balling, R., & Svoma, B. (2017). Spatial and Temporal Variations of Snow Cover in the Karoon River Basin, Iran, 2003–2015. Water, 9(12), 965. doi:10.3390/w9120965
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