NSIDC-0271_1

Global Monthly EASE-Grid Snow Water Equivalent Climatology, Version 1

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  • 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
    Scientific Research

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    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow Cover
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow Cover
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow Water Equivalent
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow Water Equivalent
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ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    Nimbus-7
    Instruments
    • SMMR

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
Location Keywords
    • Geographic Region
    • Global

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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  • Kenneth
    Technical Contact
    Kenneth Knowles

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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
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    Kenneth Knowles

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    University of Colorado
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  • Richard
    Data Center Contact
    Richard Armstrong

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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, Colorado 80309-0449

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  • Mary
    Data Center Contact
    Mary Brodzik

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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    Data Center Contact
    Matthew Savoie

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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    • Email
  • Richard
    Data Center Contact
    Richard Armstrong

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, Colorado 80309-0449

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    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
  • Mary
    Data Center Contact
    Mary Brodzik

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

  • Matthew
    Data Center Contact
    Matthew Savoie

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

  • Richard
    Data Center Contact
    Richard Armstrong

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, Colorado 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
  • Mary
    Data Center Contact
    Mary Brodzik

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

  • Matthew
    Data Center Contact
    Matthew Savoie

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

  • NSIDC
    Data Center Contact
    NSIDC Services

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
  • Richard
    Data Center Contact
    Richard Armstrong

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, Colorado 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
  • Mary
    Data Center Contact
    Mary Brodzik

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

  • Matthew
    Data Center Contact
    Matthew Savoie

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    • Global Monthly EASE-Grid Snow Water Equivalent Climatology, Version 1
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      Published by: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center