CRYSYS Snow Research, Canada

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Originator: CRYSYS Secretariat
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: CRYSYS Snow Research, Canada
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Publication_Place: Downsview, Ontario, Canada
Publisher: CRYSYS Secretariat
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Online_Linkage: http://www.msc.ec.gc.ca/crysys/
Description:
Abstract:
Main thrusts in CRYSYS snow-related research are: (1) the development and validation of microwave algorithms for snow cover properties (extent, water equivalent, wet/dry state) in varying landscapes, and the synergism between active and passive microwave data for snow studies; and (2) reconstruction of historical snow cover from conventional and remotely sensed data to document and better understand long-term variability in snow cover.1. Develop, validate and refine empirical and theoretical algorithms for snow cover properties (extent, water equivalent, wet/dry state) in varying landscapes using passive and active microwave data. 2. Integrate multi-sensor data to produce snow cover maps of selected regions of Canada. 3. Provide snow state variables for input to distributed hydrologic and coupled hydrologic-atmospheric models to monitor the snowpack, estimate runoff, and feedback to the atmosphere. 4. Assess the compatibility and applicability of data and products from current operational passive microwave sensors (SSM/I) with EOS data (e.g. AMSR, MODIS). 5. Document and understand variability in snow cover and snow cover/climate interactions over a range of spatial and temporal scales from merging of in situ and remotely-sensed data. 6. Contribute to the validation of snow cover and snow/climate/hydrological interactions in models (e.g. global/regional climate and atmospheric models). 7. Rescue significant Canadian snow cover data sets e.g. daily snow depth and snow course observations. Spatial Data Organization Information - Indirect Spatial Reference: Direct Spatial Reference: Raster Object Type: Row Count: Column Count: Vertical Count: Spatial Reference Information - Horizontal Coordinate System Definition - Planar - Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: Coordinate Representation: Abscissa Resolution: Ordinate Resolution: Distance and Bearing Representation: Distance Resolution: Bearing Resolution: Bearing Units: Bearing Reference Direction: Bearing Reference Meridian: Planar Distance Units: Geodetic Model: Horizontal Datum Name: Ellipsoid Name: Semi-major Axis: Denominator of Flattening Ratio:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19930401
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -141.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -52.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 84.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW ENERGY BALANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW MELT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW ENERGY BALANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW MELT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > MICROWAVE > MICROWAVE IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: Gcmd
Theme_Keyword: Snowpack
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ALBERTA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BRITISH COLUMBIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > MANITOBA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NUNAVUT
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ONTARIO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > SASKATCHEWAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE
Access_Constraints: None
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ROSS D. BROWN
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Environment Canada @ Ouranos
Address: 550 Sherbrooke St. West, 19th Floor
City: Montreal
State_or_Province: QC
Postal_Code: H3A 1B9
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 514-282-6464 ext. 335
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 514-282-713
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ross.brown@ec.gc.ca
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: CA/EC/MSC/CRYSYS > CRYosphere SYStem in Canada, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada
Contact_Person: ROSS D. BROWN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Environment Canada @ Ouranos
Address: 550 Sherbrooke St. West, 19th Floor
City: Montreal
State_or_Province: QC
Postal_Code: H3A 1B9
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 514-282-6464 ext. 335
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 514-282-713
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ross.brown@ec.gc.ca
Resource_Description: Canada_CRYSYS_SnowResearch
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.msc.ec.gc.ca/crysys/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://geodiscover.cgdi.ca/
Access_Instructions:
GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.
Fees: Please Contact Distributor.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20021107
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090325
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20050131
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ROSS D. BROWN
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Environment Canada @ Ouranos
Address: 550 Sherbrooke St. West, 19th Floor
City: Montreal
State_or_Province: QC
Postal_Code: H3A 1B9
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 514-282-6464 ext. 335
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 514-282-713
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ross.brown@ec.gc.ca
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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