Snow Microwave Radiative Transfer (SMRT) is a new active/passive microwave model developed in the framework of an ESA project to (1) explore the role of snow microstructure and (2) to unify and inter-compare ingredients from existing model/theories (MEMLS, DMRT-QMS, HUT, ...). The aim of this workshop is to provide a general introduction to snow microwave modelling, and discuss recent model developments facilitated by improved snow microstructure measurement techniques. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to use the SMRT model and compare different modelling approaches (e.g. IBA, DMRT, ...). In particular, lectures, practicals and discussions will cover:
- Snow microstructure and its impact on microwave scattering
- Different electromagnetic theoriesto compute scattering from random media
- Methodsto solvethe radiative transfer equation
SMRT specific topics:
- Modular approach to SMRT to allow easy model intercomparisons (DMRT, MEMLS, HUT, ...)
- How you can extend SMRT and contribute to build the next generation microwave community model
- Applications of SMRT
Support will be offered to help participants use SMRT for their own research, so the number of workshop places will be limited.
This training will happen at the same place and immediately before the 4th Snow Science Winter School to facilitate attendance at both events (independent registration is required for both).