Peculiarities of snow cover observations with the side-looking radar of the «Sich-1» satellite

1Efimov, VB, 1Kalmykov, IA, 2Yatsevich, SE
1A.I. Kalmykov Center for Radio Physical Sensing, NAS of Ukraine and National Space Agency of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2O.Ya. Usikov Institute for Radiophysics and Electronics of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kharkiv
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 1998, 4 ;(2):27–33
https://doi.org/10.15407/knit1998.02.027
Section: Study of the Earth from Space
Publication Language: Russian
Abstract: 
We analyze a possibility to investigate snow cover in the X-band with the side-looking radar of the first Ukrainian satellite «Sich-1». Some results of image processing and recommendations on the snow melting dynamics prediction are presented.
Keywords: image processing, investigate snow cover, «Sich-1» satellite
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