Data Set ID:

Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data, Version 1

This data set consists of a Northern Hemisphere subset of the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) operational global daily snow depth analysis. Data include daily analyzed snow depths, as well as monthly means and climatologies of snow depth and estimated snow water equivalent (SWE).

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

Initial release

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Documentation: Key metadata and comprehensive user guide available

User Support: Assistance with data access and usage; guidance on use of data in tools and data customization services

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Data Format(s):
  • GeoTIFF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 0, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Spatial Resolution:
  • 24 km x 24 km
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 August 1998 to 31 December 2020
(updated annually)
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Brown, R. D. and B. Brasnett.

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.

Brown, R. D. and B. Brasnett. 2010, updated annually. Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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How To

Programmatic Access Guide for Data on daacdata.apps
Data from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) can be accessed directly from our HTTPS file system. We provide basic command line Wget and curl instructions for HTTPS file system downloads below. For questions about programmatic access to NSIDC... read more
How to read and visualize CMC daily or monthly ASCII files
There are python scripts available for reading and quickly visualizing the daily and monthly snow depth and snow water equivalent ASCII files from the Canadian Meteorological Center (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data. They are available from the following GitHub repository, which includes further... read more