Data Set ID:

Rand Corporation Mean Monthly Global Snow Depth, Version 1

This data set provides monthly snow depth for the entire globe (excluding Africa and South America) from 1950 to 1976. All available monthly snow depth climatologies were integrated by the Rand Corporation in the early 1980s into one global digital data set gridded at 4 degree latitude x 5 degree longitude.

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  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth > SNOW DEPTH
Data Format(s):
  • PDF
  • ASCII Text
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Spatial Resolution:
  • 5 degrees x 4 degrees
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1950 to 31 December 1976
Temporal Resolution1 monthMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Charles Schultz, L. Bregman

Geographic Coverage

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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.

Schultz, C. and L. D. Bregman. 1988. Rand Corporation Mean Monthly Global Snow Depth, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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