CLPX-Ground: Snow Measurements at the Local Scale Observation Site (LSOS)

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0169

Summary

This data set presents snow depth, snow water equivalence (SWE), snow wetness data, and snow pit data from two pine sites and a small clearing at the Local Scale Observation Site (LSOS) of the Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) in northern Colorado. The LSOS is a 0.8 ha study site located within the Fraser Intensive Study Area (ISA). The study area has flat topography with a uniform pine forest, a discontinuous pine forest, and a small clearing. Data were collected during February and March 2003.

The NASA CLPX is a multi-sensor, multi-scale experiment that focuses on extending a local-scale understanding of water fluxes, storage, and transformations to regional and global scales. Within a framework of nested study areas in the central Rocky Mountains of the western United States, ranging from 1-ha to 160,000 km2, intensive ground, airborne, and spaceborne observations are collected. Data collection focuses on two seasons: mid-winter, when conditions are generally frozen and dry, and early spring, a transitional period when both frozen and thawed, dry and wet conditions are widespread.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 39.95°     S: 0°     E: 0°     W: -105.9°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Hardy, J., J. Pomeroy, T. Link, D. Marks, D. Cline, K. Elder, and R. Davis.
Dataset Title: CLPX-Ground: Snow Measurements at the Local Scale Observation Site (LSOS)
Dataset Release Date: 2003-12-22
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0169.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-03-24
Stop Date: 2003-03-30

Start Date: 2003-02-19
Stop Date: 2003-02-20

Start Date: 2002-03-25
Stop Date: 2002-03-30

Start Date: 2002-02-22
Stop Date: 2002-02-23

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COLORADO

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Precipitation Snow Snow Wetness
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent
  • Land Surface Topography Surface Roughness

Ancillary Keywords

  • CLPX
  • Snow Density
  • Snow Depth
  • Snowpack
  • Snow Pits
  • Snow Water Equivalent
  • Snow Wetness

Instrument

  • SNOW DENSITY CUTTER
  • SNOW MEASURING ROD
  • SNOW TUBE

Project

  • CLPX Cold Land Processes Field Experiment

Quality

All data have undergone QA/QC.

Data Set Progress

in work

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

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 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

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 23 - 42 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Janet Hardy
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 603 646 4306
Email: Janet.P.Hardy@erdc.usace.army.mil
Contact Address:

  • CRREL
  • US Army Engineer Research & Development Center
  • ERDC - CRREL
  • 72 Lyme Road

City: Hanover
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03755

John Pomeroy
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: John.Pomeroy@aber.ac.uk
Contact Address:

  • University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • Old College
  • King Street

City: Aberystwyth
Province or State: Ceredigion
Postal Code: SY23 2AX
Country: UK

Tim Link
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 208 885 9465
Email: tlink@uidaho.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Idaho

Danny Marks
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: danny@nwrc.ars.usda.gov
Contact Address:

  • USDA
  • Northwest Watershed Research Center
  • Northwest Watershed Research Center
  • USDA
  • 800 Park Blvd, Plaza IV, Suite 105

City: Boise
Province or State: ID
Postal Code: USA
Country: 83712-7716

Don Cline
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 952 361 6610 x252
Fax: 1 952 361 6634
Email: cline@nohrsc.nws.gov
Contact Address:

  • NOHRSC
  • National Weather Service
  • National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
  • 1735 Lake Drive W.

City: Chanhassen
Province or State: MN
Postal Code: 55317

Don Cline
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 952 361 6610 x252
Fax: 1 952 361 6634
Email: cline@nohrsc.nws.gov
Contact Address:

  • NOHRSC
  • National Weather Service
  • National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
  • 1735 Lake Drive W.

City: Chanhassen
Province or State: MN
Postal Code: 55317

Kelly Elder
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 970 498 1233
Fax: 1 970 498 1212
Email: kelder@fs.fed.us
Contact Address:

  • USFS RMRS
  • Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • USDA Forest Service
  • 240 West Prospect Road

City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80526

Kelly Elder
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 970 498 1233
Fax: 1 970 498 1212
Email: kelder@fs.fed.us
Contact Address:

  • USFS RMRS
  • Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • USDA Forest Service
  • 240 West Prospect Road

City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80526

Robert Davis
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 603 646 4219
Fax: 1 603 646 4109
Email: bert.davis@us.army.mil
Contact Address:

  • CRREL
  • US Army Engineer Research & Development Center
  • 72 Lyme Road

City: Hanover
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03755
Country: USA

Robert Davis
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 603 646 4219
Fax: 1 603 646 4109
Email: bert.davis@us.army.mil
Contact Address:

  • CRREL
  • US Army Engineer Research & Development Center
  • 72 Lyme Road

City: Hanover
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03755
Country: USA

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
CLPX Site

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
CLPX Snow Pits

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Register as a CLPX user

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Snow Water Equivalent Field Measurements

Reference

Hardy, J., D. Cline, K. Elder, R. Davis, R. Armstrong, G. Castres Saint-Martin, R. DeRoo, T. Graf, Y. Koh, T. Koike, H-P. Marshall, K. McDonald, T. Painter, and K. Sarabandi (submitted). An Overview of Data from the Local Scale Observation Site of the Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX). Journal of Hydrometeorology.

Hardy, JP, D. Cline, K. Elder, R. Davis, J. Pomeroy, G. Koh, R. Armstrong, T. Koike, and K. McDonald (2002). The Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX) Local Scale Observation Site (LSOS). American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 6-10 December 2002, San Francisco, California. Eos Transactions, 83 (47), pp. F537.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-12-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-19

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