Entry_ID: G01171
Entry_Title: Central Asian Snow Cover from Hydrometeorological Surveys
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Dan
   Last_Name: Bedford
   Email: bedford@panther.middlebury.edu
   Phone: 1 802 433-5210 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Webster State University
      Address: Department of Geography
      Address: Warner Science
      Address: Middlebury College
      City: Middlebury
      Province_or_State: VT
      Postal_Code: 05753
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Boris
   Last_Name: Tsarev
   Email: sanigmi@gimet.gov.uz
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: SANIGMI
      Address: 72 Observatorskaya
      Address: Tashkent 70052 Uzbekistan
   End_Group
End_Group
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: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Cover
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Density
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Depth
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Water Equivalent
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Density
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Depth
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Water Equivalent
End_Group
ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Sensor_Name: SNOW MEASURING ROD
Sensor_Name: WET/DRY PRECIPITATION SAMPLERS
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1932-01-31
   Stop_Date: 1990-04-30
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 37
   Northernmost_Latitude: 40
   Westernmost_Longitude: 66
   Easternmost_Longitude: 74
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Detailed_Location: CENTRAL ASIA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA
   Location_Subregion2: KYRGYZSTAN
End_Group
Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA
   Location_Subregion2: TAJIKISTAN
End_Group
Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA
   Location_Subregion2: UZBEKISTAN
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Group: 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.

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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
      End_Group
   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

   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).

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/swe/
   Description: Snow Water Equivalent Field Measurements
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IDN_Node: USA/NOAA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2001-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-07
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI