BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have discussed the remote sensing development of snow cover during an academic symposium in Xining, capital of northwest China's Qinghai Province, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Tuesday.
Almost 150 experts from over 40 institutes took part in the sixth national academic symposium of snow cover remote sensing. The symposium consisted of 32 reports on themes such as observation models, precision assessment, remote sensing application and snow cover disasters.
Experts acknowledged that importance should be attached to the research on the process of snow melting and the independent development of scientific instruments suitable for snow cover or the cryosphere.
They also called for the creation of a data sharing platform on snow cover.
The first national academic seminar of snow cover remote sensing, organized by the Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources started in 2013. It was formerly held in the cities of Lanzhou, Nanjing, Urumqi, Changchun and Xi'an.