Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data
Entry ID: NSIDC-0447

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Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of Northern Hemisphere snow depth analysis data processed by the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC). Snow depth data obtained from surface synoptic observations (synops), meteorological aviation reports (metars), and special aviation reports (SAs) were acquired from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) information system for use in the CMC analyses. This CMC data set includes daily observations from 1998 through 2012 and will be updated annually. Monthly averages and monthly climatologies of snow depth and estimated Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) are provided, where SWE was estimated using a density look-up table. The volume of the data set is approximately four gigabytes. Data are provided in tab-delimited ASCII text files and are available via FTP.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 0.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Brown, R. D. and B. Brasnett.
Dataset Title: Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data
Dataset Release Date: 2010-02-10
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0447
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-08-01
Stop Date: 2012-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 24 km
Longitude Resolution: 24 km
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Use Constraints Conditions of Data Use 1. Grant of License: The Government of Canada (Environment Canada) is the owner of all intellectual property rights (including copyright) of this Data Product. You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable license to use this data product for research purposes only subject to the terms below. This license is not a sale of any or all of the ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center 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: 4 GB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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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Publications/References
Brasnett, Bruce. 1999. A Global Analysis of Snow Depth for Numerical Weather Prediction. Journal of Applied Meteorology 38: 726-740. Brown, Ross D. and Philip W. Mote. 2008. The Response of Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover to a Changing Climate. Journal of Climate 22: 2124???2145. Brown, Ross D., Bruce Brasnett, and David Robison. 2003. Gridded North American Monthly Snow Depth and Snow Water Equivalent for GCM Evaluation. Atmosphere-Ocean 41: 1-14. Liston, G. E., and M. Sturm. 1998. A Snow-Transport Model for Complex Terrain. Journal of Glaciology 44: 498-516. Sturm, M., J. Holmgren, and G. E. Liston. 1995. A Seasonal Snow Cover Classification System for Local to Global Applications. Journal of Climate 8: 1261-1283.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-02-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19
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