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Monthly EASE-Grid Snow Water Equivalent Climatology


NASAThis project is funded by NASA

Objective

To complete and distribute the Global Monthly EASE-Grid Snow Water Equivalent Climatology data set

Collaborators

Richard Armstrong

Project Summary

During 2004, the Global Monthly EASE-Grid Snow Water Equivalent Climatology data set was completed and distributed. This data set comprises monthly satellite-derived snow water equivalent (SWE) climatologies from November 1978 through June 2003. Global data are gridded to the Northern and Southern 25 kilometer Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grids (EASE-Grids). This new data set is the first available global product to merge snow water equivalent derived from SMMR and SSM/I passive microwave sensors with snow extent derived from weekly NOAA (optical sensor) snow maps. It is the only product to include Southern Hemisphere passive microwave-derived snow water equivalent. The data are in flat binary format, with Portable Network Graphics (.png) browse images included. Animations of the monthly data are available for users with JavaScript-enabled browsers.

NSIDC global monthly EASE-Grid snow water equivalent climatology for the Northern Hemisphere, December 2004
NSIDC global monthly EASE-Grid snow water equivalent climatology for the Northern Hemisphere, December 2004

Related Resources

For more information, see the NSIDC Global Monthly Climatology Browse Web page.

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