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Commentary on comparison of MODIS snow cover and albedo products with ground observations over the mountainous terrain of Turkey
As they relate to the validation of MOD10

Authors: A. Ü. Şorman, Z. Akyürek, A. Şensoy, A. A. Şorman, and A. E. Tekeli

Source: Hydrol. Earth Sys. Sci. Discuss., v. 3, no. 6, 3655-3673, 2006

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The MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) snow cover product was evaluated by Parajka and Blosch (2006) over the territory of Austria. The spatial and temporal variability of the MODIS snow product classes are analyzed, the accuracy of the MODIS snow product against numerous in situ snow depth data are examined and the main factors that may influence the MODIS classification accuracy are identified in their studies. The authors of this paper would like to provide more discussion to the scientific community on the "Validation of MODIS snow cover images" when similar methodology is applied to mountainous regions covered with abundant snow but with limited number of ground survey and automated stations.