This data set consists of a Northern Hemisphere subset of the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) operational global daily snow depth analysis. Data include daily analysed snow depths from 1998 through 2015, snow depth and estimated snow water equivalent (SWE) monthly averages, plus monthly climatologies of snow depth and estimated SWE. Please note that this data set is NOT homogeneous. It is derived from operational data that is subject to frequent changes. See the data set documentation for details.
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