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Central Asian Snow Cover from Hydrometeorological Surveys, Version 1

The Central Asian Snow Cover from Hydrometeorological Surveys data are based on observations made by personnel for three river basins: Amu Darya, Sir Darya, and Naryn. These observations include end of month snow depth, snow density and snow water equivalent. Only snow depth is included for additional snow points measured by helicopter landings. Temporal coverage varies for each snow point, with the longest station record extending from 1932 through 1990. Data were provided to NSIDC by the State Hydrometeorological Service (Russian acronym SANIGMI) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Development of this data set was funded by the NOAA Environmental Services, Data, and Information Management (ESDIM) program, through the NOAA/NESDIS National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC).

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 40, S: 37, E: 74, W: 66

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 31 January 1932 to 30 April 1990
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Density
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Water Equivalent
Data Format(s): Not specified
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Dan Bedford, Boris Tsarev

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Bedford, D. and B. Tsarev. 2001. Central Asian Snow Cover from Hydrometeorological Surveys, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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