NSIDC: Northern Hemisphere spring duration of snow cover derived from visible satellite data, 1978-2006
Entry ID: NSIDC_SpringDurationSnowCover1978-2006

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Summary
Abstract: The 28 year trend in snow extent derived from visible and passive microwave satellite data indicates an annual decrease of approximately 1 to 3 percent per decade with greater deceases of approximately 3 to 5 percent during spring and summer. Precipitation in regions of seasonal snow cover appears to be constant or increasing slightly in some locations over the same time period, which suggests ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 0.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Richard Armstrong, Mary Jo Brodzik
Dataset Title: Northern Hemisphere monthly SCA, 1978-2006, from NOAA snow charts (orange) and microwave satellite (purple/green) data sets
Dataset Release Date: 2005-12-31
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO USA
Dataset Publisher: Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/sotc/snow_extent.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-12-31
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org
Dataset ID: NSIDC_SpringDurationSnowCover1978-2006

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +1 (303)-492-6199
Fax: +1 (303)-492-2468
Email: rlax at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Publications/References
Richard L. Armstrong and Mary Jo Brodzik. 2005. Northern Hemisphere Snow Extent Derived from Microwave and Optical Satellite Data. http://www.drought.gov/imageserver/NIDIS/workshops/remotesensing/ab...
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-22
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