Global EASE-Grid 8-day Blended SSM/I and MODIS Snow Cover
Entry ID: NSIDC-0321

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Summary
Abstract: This data set comprises global, 8-day Snow-Covered Area (SCA) and Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) data from 2000 through the most current processing. Global SWE data are derived from the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) and are enhanced with MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day Level 3 Global 0.05 degree Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) data. Global data are gridded to the Northern and Southern 25 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grids (EASE-Grids). These data are suitable for continental-scale time-series studies of snow cover and snow water equivalent. The data are in netCDF data files and PNG browse image files available via FTP.
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Geographic Coverage
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 0.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
  N: 90.0   S: 0.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: M. J. Brodzik, R. L. Armstrong, and M. Savoie
Dataset Title: Global EASE-Grid 8-day Blended SSM/I and MODIS Snow Cover
Dataset Release Date: 2007-12-05
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0321.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-03-05
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Data Set Progress
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Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

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
Distribution Size: 12 - 40 KB
Distribution Format: PNG

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 85 - 104 MB
Distribution Format: NetCDF
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: brodzik 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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Publications/References
Armstrong, R. L., and M. J. Brodzik. 2005. Northern Hemisphere EASE-Grid Weekly Snow Cover and Sea Ice Extent Version 3. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.

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, Transactions, American ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-12-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-14
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