Entry_ID: NSIDC-0169
Entry_Title: CLPX-Ground: Snow Measurements at the Local Scale Observation Site (LSOS)
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Janet
   Last_Name: Hardy
   Email: Janet.P.Hardy@erdc.usace.army.mil
   Phone: 1 603 646 4306 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: CRREL
      Address: US Army Engineer Research & Development Center
      Address: ERDC - CRREL
      Address: 72 Lyme Road
      City: Hanover
      Province_or_State: NH
      Postal_Code: 03755
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: John
   Last_Name: Pomeroy
   Email: John.Pomeroy@aber.ac.uk
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Wales, Aberystwyth
      Address: University of Wales, Aberystwyth
      Address: Old College
      Address: King Street
      City: Aberystwyth
      Province_or_State: Ceredigion
      Postal_Code: SY23 2AX
      Country: UK
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Tim
   Last_Name: Link
   Email:  tlink@uidaho.edu
   Phone: 1 208 885 9465 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address:  University of Idaho
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Danny
   Last_Name: Marks
   Email: danny@nwrc.ars.usda.gov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: USDA
      Address: Northwest Watershed Research Center
      Address: Northwest Watershed Research Center
      Address: USDA
      Address: 800 Park Blvd, Plaza IV, Suite 105
      City: Boise
      Province_or_State: ID
      Postal_Code: USA
      Country: 83712-7716
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Don
   Last_Name: Cline
   Email: cline@nohrsc.nws.gov
   Phone: 1 952 361 6610 x252
   Fax: 1 952  361 6634 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOHRSC
      Address: National Weather Service
      Address: National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
      Address: 1735 Lake Drive W.
      City: Chanhassen
      Province_or_State: MN
      Postal_Code: 55317
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Don
   Last_Name: Cline
   Email: cline@nohrsc.nws.gov
   Phone: 1 952 361 6610 x252
   Fax: 1 952  361 6634 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOHRSC
      Address: National Weather Service
      Address: National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
      Address: 1735 Lake Drive W.
      City: Chanhassen
      Province_or_State: MN
      Postal_Code: 55317
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Kelly
   Last_Name: Elder
   Email: kelder@fs.fed.us
   Phone: 1 970 498 1233 
   Fax: 1 970  498 1212 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: USFS RMRS
      Address: Rocky Mountain Research Station
      Address: USDA Forest Service
      Address: 240 West Prospect Road
      City: Fort Collins
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80526
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Kelly
   Last_Name: Elder
   Email: kelder@fs.fed.us
   Phone: 1 970 498 1233 
   Fax: 1 970  498 1212 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: USFS RMRS
      Address: Rocky Mountain Research Station
      Address: USDA Forest Service
      Address: 240 West Prospect Road
      City: Fort Collins
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80526
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Robert
   Last_Name: Davis
   Email: bert.davis@us.army.mil
   Phone: 1 603 646 4219 
   Fax: 1 603  646 4109 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: CRREL
      Address: US Army Engineer Research & Development Center
      Address: 72 Lyme Road
      City: Hanover
      Province_or_State: NH
      Postal_Code: 03755
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Robert
   Last_Name: Davis
   Email: bert.davis@us.army.mil
   Phone: 1 603 646 4219 
   Fax: 1 603  646 4109 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: CRREL
      Address: US Army Engineer Research & Development Center
      Address: 72 Lyme Road
      City: Hanover
      Province_or_State: NH
      Postal_Code: 03755
      Country: USA
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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
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Snow
   Detailed_Variable: Snow Wetness
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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
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Depth
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Water Equivalent
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Topography
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Roughness
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Keyword: CLPX
Keyword: Snow Density
Keyword: Snow Depth
Keyword: Snowpack
Keyword: Snow Pits
Keyword: Snow Water Equivalent
Keyword: Snow Wetness
Sensor_Name: SNOW DENSITY CUTTER
Sensor_Name: SNOW MEASURING ROD
Sensor_Name: SNOW TUBE
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-03-24
   Stop_Date: 2003-03-30
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Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-02-19
   Stop_Date: 2003-02-20
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Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-03-25
   Stop_Date: 2002-03-30
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Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-02-22
   Stop_Date: 2002-02-23
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 0
   Northernmost_Latitude: 39.95
   Westernmost_Longitude: -105.9
   Easternmost_Longitude: 0
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Detailed_Location: COLORADO
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Project: CLPX > Cold Land Processes Field Experiment
Quality: All data have undergone QA/QC.
Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   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
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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
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 23 - 42 KB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/clpx/
   Description: CLPX Site
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/clpx/clpx_pits.html
   Description: CLPX Snow Pits
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/forms/nsidc0112.html
   Description: Register as a CLPX user
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/swe/index.html
   Description: Snow Water Equivalent Field Measurements
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-12-22
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-19
DIF_Revision_History: updated creators list