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Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data, Version 1

This data set consists of a Northern Hemisphere subset of the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) operational global daily snow depth analysis. Data include daily analysed snow depths from 1998 through 2015, snow depth and estimated snow water equivalent (SWE) monthly averages, plus monthly climatologies of snow depth and estimated SWE. Please note that this data set is NOT homogeneous. It is derived from operational data that is subject to frequent changes. See the data set documentation for details.

Geographic Coverage

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Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 0, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 24 km x 24 km
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 August 1998 to 31 December 2015
(updated annually)
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Water Equivalent
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Ross Brown

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.

Brown, R. D. and B. Brasnett. 2010, updated annually. Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA