Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: NSIDC-0447

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Brown, R. D. and B. Brasnett. 
         Publication_Date: 20100210
         Title: Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0447.html

   Description: 
      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.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Brown, R. D. and B. Brasnett. 
               Publication_Date: 20100210
               Title: Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0447_CMC_snow_depth/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 19980801
            Ending_Date: 20121231
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: In work
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Water Equivalent
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Water Equivalent
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: 
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: SNOW MEASURING ROD
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Canadian Arctic
         Theme_Keyword: Climatology
         Theme_Keyword: Environment Canada
         Theme_Keyword: North American snow extent
         Theme_Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
         Theme_Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Theme_Keyword: Snow
         Theme_Keyword: Snow Density
         Theme_Keyword: Snow Depth
         Theme_Keyword: Snow Water Equivalent
         Theme_Keyword: WMO
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Arctic

   Access_Constraints: None

   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 
      owner's rights. This product may only be used by you, and you may not rent, 
      lease, lend, sell, sub-license or transfer the data product or any of your 
      rights under this agreement to anyone else.

      2. Redistribution Restrictions: You are not authorized to further distribute 
      the data, including any portion of it, contained in this product.

      3. No Warranties: Environment Canada does not warrant the quality, accuracy, 
      or completeness of any information or data. Such information and data is 
      provided 'as is' without warranty or condition of any nature. Environment 
      Canada disclaims all other warranties, expressed or implied, including but not 
      limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular 
      purpose, with respect to the software, the data retrieved from this product, 
      and any accompanying materials.

      4. Restriction and Limitation of Liability: In no event shall Environment 
      Canada be liable for any other damages whatsoever (including, without 
      limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss 
      of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of, 
      or inability to use this Environment Canada product, even if Environment 
      Canada has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

      5. Responsible Use:  It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of this 
      product complies with these terms and to seek prior written permission from 
      Environment Canada and pay any additional fees or royalties, as may be 
      required, for any uses not permitted or not specified in this agreement.

      6. Acceptance of this Agreement:  Any use whatsoever of this Data Product 
      shall constitute your acceptance of the terms of this agreement.


   Point_of_Contact:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            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 x
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 x
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Distribution_Information:
   Distributor:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            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-0447

   Distribution_Liability:
      NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or 
      omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function 
      on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor 
      does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

   Standard_Order_Process:
      Digital_Form:
         Digital_Transfer_Information:
            Format_Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0447_CMC_snow_depth_v01/
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20130726

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20130726

   Metadata_Contact: 
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            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

   Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

   Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-012-2002