Data Set ID:
G02168

Timing and Statistics of Autumn and Spring Annual Snow Cover for the Northern Hemisphere, 1972 to 2000, Version 1

This data set comprises a time series of annual snow cover data for the Northern Hemisphere (covering land primarily above 45 degrees North) from 1972 to 2000. Data are presented for land areas that exhibited snow cover in each of the 29 years. Variables are the week of snow disappearance, the week of snow cover onset, and the duration of the snow-free period. In addition, summary statistics for each parameter are provided. These are grids of the mean and the standard deviation for the three parameters.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Parameter(s):
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Cover > Duration
  • Timing
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
  • ASCII
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 0, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):DMSP
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Sensor(s):SSM/I
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1972 to 31 December 2000
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 yearMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Dennis Dye

Geographic Coverage

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Dye, D. 2005. Timing and Statistics of Autumn and Spring Annual Snow Cover for the Northern Hemisphere, 1972 to 2000, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5F18WNC. [Date Accessed].

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