This data set presents snow depth, snow water equivalence (SWE), snow wetness data, and snow pit data from two pine sites and a small clearing at the Local Scale Observation Site (LSOS) of the Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) in northern Colorado. The LSOS is a 0.8 ha study site located within the Fraser Intensive Study Area (ISA). The study area has flat topography with a uniform pine ... forest, a discontinuous pine forest, and a small clearing. Data were collected during February and March 2003. The NASA CLPX is a multi-sensor, multi-scale experiment that focuses on extending a local-scale understanding of water fluxes, storage, and transformations to regional and global scales. Within a framework of nested study areas in the central Rocky Mountains of the western United States, ranging from 1-ha to 160,000 km2, intensive ground, airborne, and spaceborne observations are collected. Data collection focuses on two seasons: mid-winter, when conditions are generally frozen and dry, and early spring, a transitional period when both frozen and thawed, dry and wet conditions are widespread.
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
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Hardy, J., D. Cline, K. Elder, R. Davis, R. Armstrong, G. Castres Saint-Martin, R. DeRoo, T. Graf, Y. Koh, T. Koike, H-P. Marshall, K. McDonald, T. Painter, and K. Sarabandi (submitted). An Overview of Data from the Local Scale Observation Site of the Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX). Journal of Hydrometeorology.
Hardy, JP, D. Cline, K. Elder, R. Davis, J. Pomeroy, G. Koh, R. Armstrong, T. Koike, and K. McDonald (2002). The Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX) Local Scale Observation Site (LSOS). American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 6-10 December 2002, San Francisco, California. Eos Transactions, 83 (47), pp. F537.