data products

cryospheric surface properties retrieved from the Sentinel-3 Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI)

Parameter Abbreviation Dimensions
Snow mask SM
Bare Ice Indicator BII
Spectral snow albedo SA
Broadband snow albedo BBA
Specific Surface Area SSA kg/m/m
Snow grain diameter SGD mm

A preliminary version of S3Snow products listed above and spanning October 2016 to present are now available on request to When making a request, please specify geographic region and date range.

Example preliminary data products are available here. A README file is in development here.

Diagnostic datasets with corresponding validation data are available on request to