Data Set ID: 

Central Asian Snow Cover from Hydrometeorological Surveys, Version 1

This data set provides observations of end of month snow depth, snow density, and snow water equivalent from three river basins in Central Asia: Amu Darya, Sir Darya, and Naryn. Temporal coverage varies for each snow point, with the longest station record extending from 1932 through 1990.

This is the most recent version of these data.

  • Snow/Ice > Snow Cover > SNOW COVER
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Density > SNOW DENSITY
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth > SNOW DEPTH
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Water Equivalent > SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Data Format(s):
Spatial Coverage:
N: 40, 
S: 37, 
E: 74, 
W: 66
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 31 January 1932 to 30 April 1990
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Dan Bedford, Boris Tsarev

Geographic Coverage

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Bedford, D. and B. Tsarev. 2001. Central Asian Snow Cover from Hydrometeorological Surveys, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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