Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 345–356, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-345-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 345–356, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-345-2020

Data description paper 13 Feb 2020

Data description paper | 13 Feb 2020

An improved Terra–Aqua MODIS snow cover and Randolph Glacier Inventory 6.0 combined product (MOYDGL06*) for high-mountain Asia between 2002 and 2018

Sher Muhammad and Amrit Thapa

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AR by Sher Muhammad on behalf of the Authors (25 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Jan 2020) by Birgit Heim
AR by Sher Muhammad on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Jan 2020) by Birgit Heim
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Short summary
Snow is the major water resource in high-mountain Asia; therefore, it is crucial to continuously monitor it. Currently, remote sensing, mainly MODIS, is used for snow monitoring. However, the available MODIS snow product is not useful for various applications without postprocessing and improvement. This study reduces uncertainty in the MODIS snow data. We found approximately 50% underestimation and overestimation of snow cover by MODIS Terra–Aqua products, which were improved in this study.