Reflection properties of snow surfaces

Teruo Aoki

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The cryosphere plays an important role for the energy budget on the Earth because of the high albedo and large seasonal variations. The surface albedo in the cryosphere varies drastically not only by phase change of snow and ice but also by change from new snow to melting snow. The melting of polar snow and ice due to global warming and the resultant sea level rise are currently causing much public anxiety (Bindoff et al., 2007).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight Scattering Reviews 7
Subtitle of host publicationRadiative Transfer and Optical Properties of Atmosphere and Underlying Surface
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9783642219078
ISBN (Print)9783642219061
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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