Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Anomalies
Entry ID: Northern_Hemisphere_Snow_Cover_Anomalies

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Summary
Abstract: Average values from months 3 and 4 of each year from 1967 to 2011.

During the development of a routine to improve the accuracy of monthly snow areas from the NOAA data, an inconsistency in the cells which NOAA considered to be land, thus potentially snow covered, was discovered. In 1981, NOAA changed their land mask, in the process eliminating 26 cells from consideration of being snow covered ... View entire text
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Description: Average values from months 3 and 4 of each year from 1967 to 2011.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 0.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1967-01-01
Stop Date: 2011-12-31
Data Center
Global Snow Lab, Climate Lab, Rutgers University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/

Data Center Personnel
Name: THOMAS ESTILOW
Email: esti at rci.rutgers.edu
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +1 (828) 271-4101
Email: christina.lief at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
Program Manager
Global Observing Systems Information Center (GOSIC)
NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC - Room 459
City: Asheville, NC
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-08-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-08-31
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