Adventures in Albedo: Using the FieldSpec 4 and HandHeld 2 on Himalayan Snow and Ice

March 23, 2016 - March 23, 2016

This webinar focuses on the application of NIR technology and Snow & Ice. It is the second webinar in our 2016 webinar series.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How NIR technology can be used to distinguish between snow and ice based on their spectral characteristics.
  • Analysis techniques looking at spectral shapes and absorptions, as well as calculating broadband albedo from spectral, to compare with other datasets (e.g., pyranometers, that measure solar radiation).
  • How NIR analysis can help identify snow and ice reflectance properties, including spectral radiance and light-absorbing impurities (LAI) such as black carbon/dust.


Ulyana Horodyskyj, PhD, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)

Ulyana Horodyskyj, PhD, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Ulyana (“Uly”) Horodyskyj holds a PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her PhD work involved multiple field seasons traversing over a thousand miles in Nepal, collecting data on glacial lake changes and the effects of black carbon and dust on snow/ice melt. Prior to earning her PhD, she completed a B.S. in Earth Sciences at Rice University and a Master of Science in Planetary Geology at Brown.

Uly, an adventurer and environmental steward, enjoys sharing her knowledge and working with students through National Geographic Student Expeditions (Iceland, in 2009/10) and the Girls on Ice science and mountaineering program on Mt. Baker (2014), run through the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Uly is currently a post-doc research associate at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (Boulder, CO).

Uly was an ASD Inc. 2013 & 2014 Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program Award recipient; she continues to use our spectrometers in her studies today, and we are pleased to have her as an ASD “Champion”!

Join us on March 23, 2016 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM Mountain Time for this free 60-minute webinar. Space is limited.

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