CLPX-Ground: ISA Snow Pit Measurements

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0176

Summary

This data set consists of snow pit data from nine study areas, within three larger-scale areas in northern Colorado (Fraser, North Park, and Rabbit Ears Meso-cell Study Areas (MSAs)). The study areas range from low-relief (flat topography) unforested areas with shallow snow covers, to high-relief (complex topography) densely forested areas with deep snow covers. Parameters measured include snow density, snow temperature, snow stratigraphy, and snow grain size. Data were collected during February and March 2002 and 2003. This data set is part of the NASA Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX).

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 42°     S: 38.5°     E: -104°     W: -108.5°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Elder, K. and D. Cline. Edited by M. Parsons and M. Brodzik.
Dataset Title: CLPX-Ground: ISA Snow Pit Measurements
Dataset Release Date: 2003-08-20updated 2004
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 2
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0176.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5060/D4H41PBP

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-02-19
Stop Date: 2002-03-30

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA ROCKY MOUNTAINS
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Stratigraphy
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent
  • Land Surface Topography Surface Roughness
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Stratigraphy
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent

Ancillary Keywords

  • Snow Density
  • snow grain size
  • Snow Pit
  • Snow Pits
  • Snow Stratigraphy

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • GROUND STATIONS

Instrument

  • SNOW DENSITY CUTTER
  • SNOW MEASURING ROD
  • SNOWPACK TEMPERATURE PROBE

Project

  • CLPX Cold Land Processes Field Experiment

Access Constraints

These data are restricted to CLPX investigators for the first year. IOP1 and IOP2 data are available 1 October 2003. IOP3 and IOP4 data are available 15 August 2004.

Data Set Progress

complete

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 Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

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

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

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

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CLPX Site

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CLPX Snow Pits

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VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
ISA Snow Depth Transects and Related Measurements, Version 2

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-29

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