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Prof. Zhang Tingjun of LZU reports at NASA SnowEx seminar

By LZU | 20/08/2017 21:41:00 | Views ()

SnowEx seminar sponsored by America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was held in Longmont of Colorado, America. Those who attended the seminar included about 100 scholars and experts from NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environment Canada (EC), University of Michigan, University of Colorado Boulder and University of Alaska Fairbanks, etc. Prof. Zhang Tingjun from College of Earth Environmental Sciences, LZU made an oral report titled as "Comparison of Snow Density Measurements Using Different Equipment" in this seminar. He introduced the research of snow conducted by his team during these five years with the support of China's national key research plan, namely the "Progress on Cryospheric Changes and Their Climate Effects", highlighted the comparative study of snow density measuring instrument in the complex environment in the mountains and forest of Northern Xinjiang. Otherwise, he also deeply discussed with other participants present and planed to carry out joint field observation in Alaska polar region and Rocky Mountains during the winter from 2017 to 2018.

SnowEx is a long-term snow research project started by NASA in 2016, now in its first five-year research plan (2016-2021).  The focus of the first year (2016-2017) is on testing and evaluating the new technology of snow observation in forest area, including LiDAR, SAR, Multi-spectral/hyperspectral VIS/IR, etc..

More information about SnowEx, please visit https://snow.nasa.gov/snowex

 

(Translated by Li Qi; proofread by Zhang Lu)

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