Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Extent

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
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Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Hierarchy Level Name:

Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Extent

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Eric Brown de Clostoun
Organization Name: NASA/GSFC
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: NASA/GSFC
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-11-27

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0216.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Extent
Date:
Date: 2003
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2003-04-30
Identifier: NSIDC-0216
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Richard Armstrong. 2003. Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Extent. [indicate subset used]. Landover, Maryland USA: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Status:

Value: complete
CodeList: MD_ProgressCode

Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Richard Armstrong
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: Colorado
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: rlax@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Mary J. Brodzik
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: brodzik@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Kenneth Knowles
Organization Name: Operational Systems, Inc.
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Eric Brown de Clostoun
Organization Name: NASA/GSFC
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: NASA/GSFC
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
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Update Scope:

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Eric Brown de Clostoun
Organization Name: NASA/GSFC
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: NASA/GSFC
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Geographic Region > Northern Hemisphere
Keyword Type:
Value: place
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Ice Extent
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Extent
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: ISLSCP > International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: Goddard Space Flight Center
Keyword: Northern Hemisphere
Keyword: Sea Ice Extent
Keyword: Sea Ice Extents
Keyword: Seasonal Snow Cover
Keyword: Snow Cover
Keyword: Total Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode

Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

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Use Constraints:

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Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -179.5
Eastbound Longitude: 179.5
Southbound Latitude: 24.5
Northbound Latitude: 83.5

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19781001
End Position: 20010630

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Digital Transfer Options:

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: AVHRR > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: GOES I-M IMAGER
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SMMR > Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: DMSP > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: GOES > NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NIMBUS-7
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NOAA POES > NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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