The project involves the study of thesnowmelt processes intensity based on geostatistical analysis. Amathematical-cartographic model (MCM) is planned to be created on the basis of the earth remote sensing data (ERSD), surface meteorological observations. The model will calculatet the spatial distribution forecast of the snowmelt intensity and water supply in the rivers catchment areas with a daily interval, as well as define the dates of snow cover. Using modern map material, digital elevation models (DEM) and the Earth remote sensing data we will assess the influence of various physico-geographical conditions and anthropogenic factors on the spatial-temporal distribution of the of snowmelt intensity.
Satellite images of low and medium resolution from the NOAA, Terra and Aqua satellites on the basis of hardware-software complexes "Alice-SC" and "UniScan-24" available to the authors of the project are planned to be usedfor a spatial-temporal analysis of the snowmelt intensity in the rivers catchment areas. These satellites provide information on a vast territory 3-4 times a day, which helps you quickly assess the snowmelt intensity. In addition, for the space images from the Terra and Aqua satellites there isan opportunity to get thematic products (temperature of the underlying surface, the mask of snow cover, etc.) using specialized algorithms of calculation.