Global Seasonal Snow Classification System
Entry ID: ARCSS045

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Summary
Abstract: The data file defines a global seasonal snow classification system. Based on the physical properties of the snow (depth, density, thermal conductivity, number of layers, degree of wetting, etc.), the world's seasonal snow covers were divided into six classes, plus classes for water and ice fields. Each class was defined by its physical properties, then empirically related to climate using three ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Glenn E. Liston and Matthew Sturm
Dataset Title: Global Seasonal Snow Classification System
Dataset Release Date: 1995-01-01, 1998
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss045.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-07-19
Stop Date: 1993-08-16
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org
Dataset ID: ARCSS045

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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: ftp
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +1 (907) 353-5183
Fax: +1 (907) 353-5142
Email: msturm at crrel.usace.army.mil
Contact Address:
USA-CRREL-Alaska
P.O. Box 35170
City: Ft. Wainwright
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99703-0170
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Publications/References
Sturm, M., J. Holmgren and G. E. Liston. 1995. A seasonal snow cover classification system for local to global applications. Journal of Climate, 8(5):1261-1283.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-09-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-11
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