Data Set ID:
G01092

Historical Soviet Daily Snow Depth (HSDSD), Version 2

The Historical Soviet Daily Snow Depth (HSDSD) product is based on observations from 284 World Meteorological Organization (WMO) stations throughout Russia and the former Soviet Union from 1881 through 1995. Other parameters include snow cover percent, snow characteristics, site characterization, and quality flags.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

The Historical Soviet Daily Snow Depth Version 2 (HSDSD) product updates and replaces HSDSD Version 1. The new version contains an additional ten years of data, improved data quality control, an HTML interface, and a Java tool for data browsing and extraction. Data now span from 1881 (for the earliest operational stations) through 1995. Other parameters include snow cover percent, snow characteristics, site characterization, and quality flags. Data are in ASCII format.

Parameter(s):
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Cover > SNOW COVER
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth > SNOW DEPTH
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Spatial Coverage:
N: 75, 
S: 35, 
E: 180, 
W: 20
Platform(s):GROUND STATIONS
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Sensor(s):SNOW MEASURING ROD, VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1881 to 31 December 1995
Version(s):V2
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Richard Armstrong

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.

Armstrong, R. 2001. Historical Soviet Daily Snow Depth (HSDSD), Version 2. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5JW8BS3. [Date Accessed].

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