Entry_ID: G00922
Entry_Title: Snowfall and Snow Depth for Canada 1943-1982
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: John
   Middle_Name: E
   Last_Name: Walsh
   Email: walsh@wx.atmos.uiuc.edu
   Phone: 1 217 333-7521 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Address: University of Illinois
      Address: Department of Atmospheric Sciences
      Address: 105 South Gregory Avenue
      City: Urbana
      Province_or_State: IL
      Postal_Code: 61801
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Snow
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Depth
   Detailed_Variable: Snowfall
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Depth
   Detailed_Variable: Snowfall
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Climatology
Keyword: Global Change
Keyword: Snow Depth
Keyword: Snow Fall
Sensor_Name: SNOW MEASURING ROD
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1943-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1982-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 45
   Northernmost_Latitude: 75
   Westernmost_Longitude: -142
   Easternmost_Longitude: -55
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: CANADA
   Detailed_Location: ALBERTA
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NOAA > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NOAA
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
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Group: 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.

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IDN_Node: USA/NOAA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1996-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-07
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI