Entry_ID: G01186
Entry_Title: Western Italian Alps Monthly Snowfall and Snow Cover Duration
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Mercalli, L. and C. Castellano. 
   Dataset_Title: Western Italian Alps Monthly Snowfall and Snow Cover Duration
   Dataset_Release_Date: 1999-01-01
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g01186.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5NP22C0
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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: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Luca
   Last_Name: Mercalli
   Email: meteo@arpnet.it
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: International Association for the Environmental Communication
      Address: Societe Meteorologica Subalpina
      Address: V. G. Re 86
      Address: I-10143
      Address: Turino, Italy
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Claudio
   Last_Name: Castellano
   Email: meteo@arpnet.it
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Societe Meteorologica Subalpina
      Address: V. G. Re 86
      Address: I-10143
      Address: Turino, Italy
   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 Depth
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Cover
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Depth
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Snowfall
Sensor_Name: SNOW MEASURING ROD
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1877-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1996-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 44.192
   Northernmost_Latitude: 46.425
   Westernmost_Longitude: 6.695
   Easternmost_Longitude: 8.436
   Minimum_Altitude: 565 meters
   Maximum_Altitude: 2720 meters
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: SOUTHERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: ITALY
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: WESTERN EUROPE
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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
End_Group
Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
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Group: Summary

   This data set consists of snow observations for 18 stations in the western 
   Italian Alps. Two types of data are included: monthly snowfall amounts and 
   monthly snow cover duration in days. The period of record varies with each 
   station, with the longest station record including data from 1877 to 1996. The 
   average station record duration is approximately 61 years. Available stations 
   range from 565 meters to 2720 meters in elevation. The data are summaries of 
   snow stake measurements. Daily observations of total snow depth were generally 
   made at 8 a.m. local time. Data were aquired using a snow measuring rod. 
   Snowfall amount was defined as being any increase over the previous day's 
   reading. This measurement may be an underestimate of as much as 10-20% due to 
   snow pack settlement. However, this underestimation is fairly consistent for 
   all measurements. The daily data were then totaled to yield the monthly values.

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IDN_Node: USA/NOAA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1999-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-03-19
DIF_Revision_History: Added temporal coverage for Search.