Nimbus-7 SMMR Derived Monthly Global Snow Cover and Snow Depth
Entry ID: NSIDC-0024

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Abstract: The data set consists of monthly global snow cover and snow depth derived from Nimbus-7 SMMR data for 1978 through 1987. The SMMR data are interpolated for spatial and temporal gaps, and averaged for display in polar stereographic projection. Maps are based on six-day average brightness temperature data from the middle week of each month. Data are placed into 1/2 degree latitude by 1/2 degree ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 0.0   S: -85.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
  N: 85.0   S: 0.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Chang, A. T.C.
Dataset Title: Nimbus-7 SMMR Derived Monthly Global Snow Cover and Snow Depth
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-11
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-11-01
Stop Date: 1987-08-31
NIMBUS-7 Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
Data Center
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: IMG

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: Binary
Phone: (301) 614-5766
Fax: (301) 614-5808
Email: achang at
Contact Address:
Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
Code 974.0
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Chang, A.T.C., J. L. Foster, and D.K. Hall. 1987. Nimbus-7 SMMR derived global snow cover parameters. Annals of Glaciology. 9:39-44. Foster, J.L., D.K. Hall, and A.T.C. Chang. 1987. Remote sensing of snow. Eos, Transactions of the AGU. 68(32):681-684. Hall, D.K. 1988. Assessment of polar climate change using satellite technology. Reviews of Geophysics, 26(1):26-39.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-16
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