Central Asian Snow Cover from Hydrometeorological Surveys

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Entry ID

G01171

Summary

The Central Asian Snow Cover from Hydrometeorological Surveys data are based on observations made by personnel for three river basins: Amu Darya, Sir Darya, and Naryn. These observations include end of month snow depth, snow density and snow water equivalent. Only snow depth is included for additional snow points measured by helicopter landings. Temporal coverage varies for each snow point, with the longest station record extending from 1932 through 1990. Data were provided to NSIDC by the State Hydrometeorological Service (Russian acronym SANIGMI) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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: 40°     S: 37°     E: 74°     W: 66°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Bedford, D. and B. Tsarev.
Dataset Title: Central Asian Snow Cover from Hydrometeorological Surveys
Dataset Release Date: 2001-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g01171.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N51Z4291

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1932-01-31
Stop Date: 1990-04-30

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ASIA CENTRAL ASIA
  • CONTINENT ASIA SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA
  • CONTINENT ASIA SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA KYRGYZSTAN
  • CONTINENT ASIA SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA TAJIKISTAN
  • CONTINENT ASIA SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA UZBEKISTAN

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

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT
  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • SNOW MEASURING ROD
  • WET/DRY PRECIPITATION SAMPLERS

Quality

This data set is based on hand-digitized analog records. Degradation of the original records and human error can cause missing or inaccurate data values. These data were examined by the principal investigator and compared to expected climatological values to identify and remove large errors before being archived by NSIDC.

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

Dan Bedford
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 802 433-5210 x
Email: bedford@panther.middlebury.edu
Contact Address:

  • Webster State University
  • Department of Geography
  • Warner Science
  • Middlebury College

City: Middlebury
Province or State: VT
Postal Code: 05753

Boris Tsarev
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: sanigmi@gimet.gov.uz
Contact Address:

  • SANIGMI
  • 72 Observatorskaya
  • Tashkent 70052 Uzbekistan

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

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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: 2001-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-07

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