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Former Soviet Union Hydrological Snow Surveys, 1966-1996

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Entry ID

G01170

Summary

The Former Soviet Union Hydrological Snow Surveys are based on observations made by personnel at 1,345 sites throughout the Former Soviet Union between 1966 and 1990, and over 200 of those sites between 1991 and 1996. These observations include snow depths at World Meteorological Organization (WMO) stations and snow depth and snow water equivalent measured over a nearby snow course transect. The station snow depth measurements are a ten-day average of individual snow depth measurements. The transect snow depth data are the spatial average of 100 to 200 individual measuring points. The transect snow water equivalent is the spatial average of 20 individual measuring points. Data were acquired from the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow, and data were digitized in Russia under the supervision of Professor Alexander Krenke.

The development of this data set was funded by the NOAA Environmental Services, Data, and Information Management (ESDIM) program through the NOAA/NESDIS National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC).

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 80°     S: 35°     E: 180°     W: 30°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Krenke, A. Edited by National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Dataset Title: Former Soviet Union Hydrological Snow Surveys, 1966-1996
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01updated 2004
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g01170.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N58C9T60

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1966-01-10
Stop Date: 1996-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ASIA
  • CONTINENT EUROPE EASTERN EUROPE RUSSIA FORMER SOVIET UNION
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • SNOW MEASURING ROD
  • WET/DRY PRECIPITATION SAMPLERS

Quality

The Former Soviet Union Hydrological Snow Surveys underwent a quality control process at NSIDC. This process involved examination of values with regards to normal climatological values and various bounding values. The dataset was also examined for individual record consistency.

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

Richard Armstrong
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: rlax@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Alexander Krenke
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 7 095 923-28-89
Fax: 7 095 938-21-73
Email: climat@glas.apr.org
Contact Address:

  • Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography
  • Laboratory of Dynamical and Historical Climatology
  • Staromonetny 29
  • Moscow, 109017
  • Russia

Alexander Krenke
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 7 095 923-28-89
Fax: 7 095 938-21-73
Email: climat@glas.apr.org
Contact Address:

  • Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography
  • Laboratory of Dynamical and Historical Climatology
  • Staromonetny 29
  • Moscow, 109017
  • Russia

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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Snow Water Equivalent Field Measurements

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-11-19

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