Snowfall and Snow Depth for Canada 1943-1982

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Entry ID

G00922

Summary

Data include monthly snowfall and end-of-month snow depth for 140 stations across Canada. Stations that maintained at least 20 years of data were chosen. The original data are from Atmospheric Environment Service Canadian Climate Centre and from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. Data are divided into eight files by region or province: British Columbia (17 stations), Yukon and Northwest Territories (33 stations), Alberta (12 stations), Saskatchewan (115 stations), Manitoba (10 stations), Ontario (19 stations), Quebec (20 stations) and Atlantic Provinces (14 stations). Each data record contains a variable indicator to identify data as snow on the ground on the last day of the month (centimeters) or total snowfall for the month (millimeters). A list of stations, with latitude and longitude to hundredths of a degree, is included in documentation for this data set.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 75°     S: 45°     E: -55°     W: -142°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Walsh, J. E.
Dataset Title: Snowfall and Snow Depth for Canada 1943-1982
Dataset Release Date: 1996-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g00922.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5TD9V75

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1943-01-01
Stop Date: 1982-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA CANADA ALBERTA

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Precipitation Snow
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth Snowfall
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth Snowfall

Ancillary Keywords

  • Climatology
  • Global Change
  • Snow Depth
  • Snow Fall

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • SNOW MEASURING ROD

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel

Name: NOAA User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@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

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP

Personnel

John E Walsh
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 217 333-7521 x
Email: walsh@wx.atmos.uiuc.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Illinois
  • Department of Atmospheric Sciences
  • 105 South Gregory Avenue

City: Urbana
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 61801

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@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

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1996-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-07

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