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Global Monthly EASE-Grid Snow Water Equivalent Climatology

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Richard Armstrong, Mary Jo Brodzik, Ken Knowles, Matt Savoie
Publication_Date: 20070527
Title: Global Monthly EASE-Grid Snow Water Equivalent Climatology
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Series_Information:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0271.html
Description:
Abstract:
This data set comprises global, monthly satellite-derived Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) climatologies from November 1978 through May 2007, with periodic updates released as resources permit. Global data are gridded to the Northern and Southern 25 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grids (EASE-Grids). Global snow water equivalent is derived from Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) and selected Special Sensor Microwave/Imagers (SSM/I). Northern Hemisphere data are enhanced with snow cover frequencies derived from the Northern Hemisphere EASE-Grid Weekly Snow Cover and Sea Ice Extent Version 2 data (these data were not produced for the Southern Hemisphere). These data are suitable for continental-scale time-series studies of snow cover and water equivalent. The data are binary data files and PNG images, and are available via FTP.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Armstrong, R. L. and M. J. Brodzik. 2001. Recent Northern Hemisphere Snow Extent: A Comparison of Data Derived from Visible and Microwave Sensors. Geophysical Research Letters, 23(19):3673-3676. Armstrong, R. L. and M. J. Brodzik. 2002. Hemispheric-scale Comparison and Evaluation of Passive Microwave Snow Algorithms, Annals of Glaciology, 34:38-44. Armstrong, R. L., M. J. Brodzik, J. R. Wang, M. H. Savoie, O. Frauenfeld, T. Zhang. 2004. Solutions to the Snow Cover Mapping Anomaly over the Tibetan Plateau (poster). Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract C31A-0282. Brodzik, M. J. and K. W. Knowles. 2002. 'EASE-Grid: A Versatile Set of Equal-area Projections and Grids' in M. Goodchild (Ed.) Discrete Global Grids. Santa Barbara, California, USA: National Center for Geographic Information & Analysis. http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/globalgrids-book/ease_grid/. Chang, A. T. C., J. L. Foster, D. K. Hall. 1987. Nimbus-7 SMMR Derived Global Snow Cover Para meters. Annals of Glaciology, 9:39-44. Chang, A. T. C., J. L. Foster, D. K. Hall. 1996. Effects of Forest on the Snow Parameters Derived from Microwave Measurements during the BOREAS Winter Field Campaign. Hydrological Processes, 10:1565-1574.
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Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19780101
Ending_Date: 20071231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
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 WATER EQUIVALENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Theme_Keyword: SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: AVHRR > ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION RADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: SMMR > SCANNING MULTICHANNEL MICROWAVE RADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: SSMI > SPECIAL SENSOR MICROWAVE/IMAGER
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Climatology
Theme_Keyword: Ease-grid
Theme_Keyword: Global
Theme_Keyword: Historical Climatology
Theme_Keyword: Northern Hemisphere
Theme_Keyword: Smmr
Theme_Keyword: Southern Hemisphere
Theme_Keyword: Swe
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Access_Constraints: Data access is unrestricted, but we recommend that users register before accessing the data. Registered users automatically receive e-mail notification of product updates and changes to processing.
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NSIDC_DAAC > NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center
Contact_Person: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact_Person: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
Resource_Description: NSIDC-0271
Resource_Description: NSIDC-0271
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: binary
Transfer_Size: 4 MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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http://nsidc.org
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DATA CENTER URL
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/#utf8=%E2%9C%93...
Access_Instructions:
Refine your granule search with ECHO's next generation Earth Science discovery tool (Reverb) using information from this record.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nsidc.org/data/atlas/
Access_Instructions:
Atlas of the Cryosphere
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0046.html
Access_Instructions:
Northern Hemisphere EASE-Grid Weekly Snow Cover and Sea Ice Extent Version 3
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050520
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120515
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
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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