Davos is well known for some meetings taking place up there. But our Colleagues from WSL and Gamma Remote sensing are carrying out a very interesting experiment as detailed below by Mike and Reza!
Davos-Laret Remote Sensing Field Laboratory: Latest Results and Progress
Reza Naderpour and Mike Schwank
The Davos-Laret Remote Sensing Field Laboratory (Switzerland) was established in October 2016 as the only currently-operating Alpine test site dedicated to the development of novel retrieval approaches for the estimation of snow properties from passive/active microwave remote sensing data.
Caption: ELBARA in Davos-Laret: before winter (the wire mesh is visible on the ground) and when snow is present
The second winter campaign started on November 18, 2017 simultaneously with the publication of the first paper based on Winter 2016/17 campaign:Naderpour, R.; Schwank, M.; Mätzler, C. Davos-Laret Remote Sensing Field Laboratory: 2016/2017 Winter Season L-Band Measurements Data-Processing and Analysis. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 1185.Accessible here:With two more upcoming papers, the research conducted in the Winter 2016/17 campaign has mainly investigated the retrieval of snow liquid water content from L-band radiometry as well as disturbing impacts of snow liquid water on the ground permittivity and snow density retrievals. Additionally, several data processing improvements, including a refined RFI mitigation approach, are suggested which can be of high interest to ELBARA users. See the PDF file for more information on the 2017/18 campaign and close-up details of the campaign practicalities!NewsLetter_2017