Russian Meteorology and Hydrology

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 71–77 | Cite as

The Estimation of Solid Precipitation Distribution in the Taiga Zone of the Yenisei River Basin Using Satellite Data

  • I. V. DanilovaEmail author
  • A. A. Onuchin


A methodology is presented for the estimation of the annual spatial distribution of solid precipitation using GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite data. The data are provided in the grid cells of 1° (latitude and longitude) and allow calculating the water thickness changes near the Earth’s surface including the snow cover water. The GRACE-based difference in water equivalent between the beginning and end of winter was found to be caused by both snow water and land surface characteristics which control the groundwater movement. The regularities revealed for the analyzed region and spatial detailing enable the construction of annual raster low- and mediumresolution (1° and 90 m, respectively) images of solid precipitation.


Modeling of solid precipitation GRACE satellite data equivalent water thickness geographic information systems Central Siberia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sukachev Institute of Forest, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesKrasnoyarskRussia

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