Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis DataEntry ID: NSIDC-0447
Abstract: This data set consists of Northern Hemisphere snow depth analysis data processed by the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC). Snow depth data obtained from surface synoptic observations (synops), meteorological aviation reports (metars), and special aviation reports (SAs) were acquired from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) information system for use in the CMC analyses. This CMC data set includes daily observations from 1998 through 2011 and will be updated annually. Monthly averages and monthly climatologies of snow depth and estimated Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) are provided, where SWE was estimated using a density look-up table. The volume of the data set is approximately four gigabytes. Data are provided in tab-delimited ASCII text files and are available via FTP.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Brown, Ross D. and Bruce Brasnett
Dataset Title: Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data
Dataset Release Date: 2010-02-10, updated annually.
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0447.html
Start Date: 1998-03-12Stop Date: 2011-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 24 km
Longitude Resolution: 24 km
Temporal Resolution: Daily
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 4 GB
Distribution Format: ASCII text files
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
National Snow and Ice Data Center CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Phone: 514-282-6464 ext. 335
Email: ross.brown at ec.gc.ca
Environment Canada @ Ouranos 550 Sherbrooke St. West, 19th Floor
Province or State: QC
Postal Code: H3A 1B9
Email: bruce.brasnett at ec.gc.ca
Meteorological Service of Canada 2121 Trans Canada Highway
Province or State: QC
Postal Code: H9P 1J3
Brasnett, Bruce. 1999. A Global Analysis of Snow Depth for Numerical Weather Prediction. Journal of Applied Meteorology 38: 726-740.
Brown, Ross D. and Philip W. Mote. 2008. The Response of Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover to a Changing Climate. Journal of Climate 22: 21242145.
Brown, Ross D., Bruce Brasnett, and David Robison. 2003. Gridded North American Monthly Snow Depth and Snow Water Equivalent for GCM Evaluation. Atmosphere-Ocean 41: 1-14.
Liston, G. E., and M. Sturm. 1998. A Snow-Transport Model for Complex Terrain. Journal of Glaciology 44: 498-516.
Sturm, M., J. Holmgren, and G. E. Liston. 1995. A Seasonal Snow Cover Classification System for Local to Global Applications. Journal of Climate 8: 1261-1283.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-01-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-14