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Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Extent

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0216

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Richard Armstrong
Publication Date: 20030430
Title: Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Extent
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Landover, Maryland USA
Publisher: Goddard: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0216.html

Description:

Abstract:

This data set is held at International Satellite Land-Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) and is derived from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Northern Hemisphere EASE-Grid Weekly Snow Cover and Sea Ice Extent product. The NSIDC product combines snow cover and sea ice extent at weekly intervals for October 1978 through June 2001, and snow cover alone from 1966 through June 2001. (Sea ice data were not available prior to October 23, 1978.) Designed to facilitate study of Northern Hemisphere seasonal fluctuations of snow cover and sea ice extent, the original NSIDC data set includes monthly climatologies describing average extent, probability of occurrence, and variance.

This data set shows the extent of snow on the land at a variety of scales (1 degree, 0.5 degrees, and 0.25 degrees). The values represent the percentage of days in each month where snow was present. 100 means 100% of the month, 80 means 80% of the month, etc.

These data are available from the ISLSCP data archive.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19781001
Ending Date: 20010630

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -179.5°
East Bounding Coordinate: 179.5°
North Bounding Coordinate: 83.5°
South Bounding Coordinate: 24.5°

Keywords:

Theme:

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

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: ISLSCP International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
Theme Keyword: GOES I-M IMAGER
Theme Keyword: SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Theme Keyword: SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
Theme Keyword: GOES NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
Theme Keyword: NIMBUS-7
Theme Keyword: NOAA POES NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Goddard Space Flight Center
Theme Keyword: Northern Hemisphere
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice Extent
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice Extents
Theme Keyword: Seasonal Snow Cover
Theme Keyword: Snow Cover
Theme Keyword: Total Sea Ice Concentration

Place:

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

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Eric Brown de Clostoun
Contact Organization: NASA/GSFC

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • NASA/GSFC
City: Greenbelt
State or Province: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: Unknown

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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:

NSIDC-0216

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.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20131014

Metadata Review Date:

20131014

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

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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