Entry_ID: NSIDC-0447
Entry_Title: Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Brown, R. D. and B. Brasnett. 
   Dataset_Title: Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2010-02-10updated annually
   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-0447.html
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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: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Ross
   Middle_Name: D.
   Last_Name: Brown
   Email: ross.brown@ec.gc.ca
   Phone: 1 514 282-6464 x335
   Fax: 1   514-282-713 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Environment Canada @ Ouranos
      Address: 550 Sherbrooke St. West, 19th Floor
      City: Montréal
      Province_or_State: QC
      Postal_Code: H3A 1B9
      Country: Canada
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Ross
   Middle_Name: D.
   Last_Name: Brown
   Email: ross.brown@ec.gc.ca
   Phone: 1 514 282-6464 x335
   Fax: 1   514-282-713 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Environment Canada @ Ouranos
      Address: 550 Sherbrooke St. West, 19th Floor
      City: Montréal
      Province_or_State: QC
      Postal_Code: H3A 1B9
      Country: Canada
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Bruce
   Last_Name: Brasnett
   Email: bruce.brasnett@ec.gc.ca
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Meteorological Service of Canada
      Address: 2121 Trans Canada Highway
      City: Dorval
      Province_or_State: QC
      Postal_Code: H9P 1J3
      Country: Canada
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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: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Depth
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Water Equivalent
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Canadian Arctic
Keyword: Climatology
Keyword: Environment Canada
Keyword: North American snow extent
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: Snow
Keyword: Snow Density
Keyword: Snow Depth
Keyword: Snow Water Equivalent
Keyword: WMO
Sensor_Name: SNOW MEASURING ROD
Source_Name: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1998-08-01
   Stop_Date: 2012-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 0
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: ARCTIC
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 24 km
   Longitude_Resolution: 24 km
   Temporal_Resolution: 1 day
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Group: Use_Constraints

   Conditions of Data Use

   1. Grant of License: The Government of Canada (Environment Canada) is the 
   owner of all intellectual property rights (including copyright) of this Data 
   Product. You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-assignable and 
   non-transferable license to use this data product for research purposes only 
   subject to the terms below. This license is not a sale of any or all of the 
   owner's rights. This product may only be used by you, and you may not rent, 
   lease, lend, sell, sub-license or transfer the data product or any of your 
   rights under this agreement to anyone else.

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   the data, including any portion of it, contained in this product.

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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC_DAAC
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: 4 GB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Reference

   Brasnett, Bruce. 1999. A Global Analysis of Snow Depth for Numerical Weather 
   Prediction. Journal of Applied Meteorology 38: 726-740.

   Brown, Ross D. and Philip W. Mote. 2008. The Response of Northern Hemisphere 
   Snow Cover to a Changing Climate. Journal of Climate 22: 2124–2145. 

   Brown, Ross D., Bruce Brasnett, and David Robison. 2003. Gridded North 
   American Monthly Snow Depth and Snow Water Equivalent for GCM Evaluation. 
   Atmosphere-Ocean 41: 1-14.

   Liston, G. E., and M. Sturm. 1998. A Snow-Transport Model for Complex Terrain. 
   Journal of Glaciology 44: 498-516.

   Sturm, M., J. Holmgren, and G. E. Liston. 1995. A Seasonal Snow Cover 
   Classification System for Local to Global Applications. Journal of Climate 8: 
   1261-1283.

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Group: Summary

   This data set consists of Northern Hemisphere snow depth analysis data 
   processed by the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC). Snow depth data 
   obtained from surface synoptic observations (synops), meteorological aviation 
   reports (metars), and special aviation reports (SAs) were acquired from the 
   World Meteorological Organization (WMO) information system for use in the CMC 
   analyses. This CMC data set includes daily observations from 1998 through 2012 
   and will be updated annually. Monthly averages and monthly climatologies of 
   snow depth and estimated Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) are provided, where SWE 
   was estimated using a density look-up table. The volume of the data set is 
   approximately four gigabytes. Data are provided in tab-delimited ASCII text 
   files and are available via FTP.

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   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsre/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Data
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      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Data
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      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/modis/index.html
   Description: MODIS Data
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   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g02156.html
   Description: IMS Daily Northern Hemisphere Snow and Ice Analysis at 4 km and 24 km Resolution
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      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g02131.html
   Group: Description

      Reconstructed North American, Eurasian, and Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover 
      Extent, 1900-1997

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   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g02158.html
   Description: Snow Data Assimilation System (SNODAS) Data Products at NSIDC
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2010-02-10
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-26
DIF_Revision_History:  updated publisher