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I Introduction

The case is described. The motivation is outlined. The main question is raised.

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II Theoretical background

The Cloud Phase RGB is described shortly. Graphs on ice absorption and reflectivity of snow-covered and snow-free areas are discussed.

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III The appearance of snow in the Cloud Phase RGB and its components

The snow-covered and snow-free areas in satellite images of the first mainly cloud-free day after the heavy snow fall are analysed.

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IV The effect of viewing geometry

The effect of viewing geometry in case of polar satellite images is discussed.

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V Analysis of the time series

A time series is analysed showing the temporal change in snow characteristics during a 10-day period.

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VI Conclusions

A short recap is given in this chapter.

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