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Reconstructed North American, Eurasian, and Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Extent, 1915-1997

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

G02131

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Brown, R. D.
Publication Date: 20020101
Title: Reconstructed North American, Eurasian, and Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Extent, 1915-1997
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/g02131.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5V985Z6

Description:

Abstract:

This data set contains time series of monthly snow cover extent (SCE) for North America, Eurasia, and the Northern Hemisphere from 1915 to 1997, based on snow cover reconstruction and NOAA satellite data. The reconstruction method used in situ snow depth and daily climate data from the U.S.A., Canada, China, and the former Soviet Union to generate a monthly snow cover index, which was found to be closely related to satellite-derived estimates of SCE in certain months. Brown (2000) describes the method, which is considered to be more robust than SCE reconstruction based on statistical methods (see Brown, 1997; Frei et al., 1999).

In addition, the data set contains time series of annual variation in areally-averaged monthly snow depth and (SWE) for the North American grid domain used to derive the snow cover index. These provide additional insights into secular changes in snow cover over North America since SCE and depth variations are not always positively correlated.

Data are available via FTP.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Brown, R. D.
Publication Date: 20020101
Title: Reconstructed North American, Eurasian, and Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Extent, 1915-1997
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g02131_brown_snow_cover/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19150101
Ending Date: 19971231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: -90°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover Snow Extent
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover Snow Extent

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
Theme Keyword: VHRR Very High Resolution Radiometer

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme Keyword: NOAA POES NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites
Theme Keyword: NOAA-4 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-4
Theme Keyword: SATELLITES

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: areally-weighted mean snow depth
Theme Keyword: HDCD
Theme Keyword: Historical Daily Climate Dataset
Theme Keyword: linear regression analysis
Theme Keyword: mean snow depth
Theme Keyword: North American mid-latitudes
Theme Keyword: reconstructed
Theme Keyword: SCE
Theme Keyword: Snow
Theme Keyword: Snow Cover
Theme Keyword: snow cover extent
Theme Keyword: Snow Depth
Theme Keyword: Snow Extent
Theme Keyword: Snow Water Equivalent
Theme Keyword: SWE

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Eurasia
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Northern Hemisphere

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

G02131

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130307

Metadata Review Date:

20130307

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata