Snow and Ice Measurements with a PSR+
Measurement of snow and ice using a Spectral Evolution field spectroradiometer, like
the PSR+ can provide important information for environmental, hydrological and
climatic research. The PSR+ is a full range field spectroradiometer with unmatched
resolution and sensitivity. With a PSR+, researchers can:
  • Accurately measure albedo
  • Estimate snow properties
  • Identify different types of snow
  • Measure contaminants in snow and ice and their effect
  • Improve snow cover mapping
  • Estimate timing and magnitude of spring snow melt
  • Provide glacier characteristics and map change
  • Differentiate between snow and ice surface

The PSR+ take fast, accurate, high resolution scans in the field./ Rugged and reliable
with no moving optical parts, it is ideal for snow
and ice projects. The PSR+ features auto-shutter,
auto-exposure and auto-dark correction for
easy one-touch operation.

The sample scans on the right were taken with a
PSR+ with a 4 degree lens. A reference scan was
taken using a reference panel mounted on a tripod
in the field.
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DARWin SP Data Acquisition software is included with all Spectral
Evolution spectrometers and spectroradiometers. The multi-plot
measurement above in DARWin shows a scan of snow and one of
ice taken in the Colorado Rockies after an early spring snowfall
under a completely cloudless blue sky. The green plot is snow; the
blue is ice.