Global EASE-Grid 8-day Blended SSM/I and MODIS Snow Cover
This data set comprises global, 8-day Snow-Covered Area (SCA) and Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) data from 2000 through 2008. Global SWE data are derived from the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) and are enhanced with MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day Level 3 Global 0.05 degree Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) data. Global data are gridded to the Northern and Southern 25 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grids (EASE-Grids). These data are suitable for continental-scale time-series studies of snow cover and snow water equivalent. The data are in netCDF data files and PNG browse image files available via FTP.
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M. J. Brodzik, R. L. Armstrong, and M. Savoie. 2007. Global EASE-Grid 8-day Blended SSM/I and MODIS Snow Cover. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.