CLPX-Ground: ISA Snow Pit Measurements
Entry ID: NSIDC-0176

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Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of snow pit data from nine study areas, within three larger-scale areas in northern Colorado (Fraser, North Park, and Rabbit Ears Meso-cell Study Areas (MSAs)). The study areas range from low-relief (flat topography) unforested areas with shallow snow covers, to high-relief (complex topography) densely forested areas with deep snow covers. Parameters measured include snow density, snow temperature, snow stratigraphy, and snow grain size. Data were collected during February and March 2002 and 2003. This data set is part of the NASA Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX).

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 42.0 S: 38.5  E: -104.0  W: -108.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Elder, K. and D. Cline. Edited by M. Parsons and M. Brodzik.
Dataset Title: CLPX-Ground: ISA Snow Pit Measurements
Dataset Release Date: 2003-08-20
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 2
Dataset DOI: doi:10.5060/D4H41PBP
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0176


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-02-19
Stop Date: 2002-03-30


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DENSITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DENSITY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW STRATIGRAPHY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW STRATIGRAPHY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
INLAND WATERS
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
ELEVATION


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
SNOW DENSITY CUTTER    [Information]
SNOW MEASURING ROD    [Information]
SNOWPACK TEMPERATURE PROBE    [Information]


Project
CLPX >Cold Land Processes Field Experiment    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]


Access Constraints
These data are restricted to CLPX investigators for the first year. IOP1 and IOP2 data are available 1 October 2003. IOP3 and IOP4 data are available 15 August 2004.


Keywords
Snow Density
snow grain size
Snow Pit
Snow Pits
Snow Stratigraphy


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

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


National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)


Personnel
KELLY ELDER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 970 498 1233
Fax: 970 498 1212
Email: kelder at fs.fed.us
Contact Address:
USFS RMRS
Rocky Mountain Research Station
USDA Forest Service
240 West Prospect Road
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80526


DON CLINE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 952 361 6610 x252
Fax: 952 361 6634
Email: cline at nohrsc.nws.gov
Contact Address:
National Weather Service
National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
1735 Lake Drive W.
City: Chanhassen
Province or State: MN
Postal Code: 55317


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-07

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