Data Set ID: 

SnowEx17 SnowMicroPen (SMP) Raw Penetration Force Profiles, Version 1

This data set contains raw penetration force profiles measured at snow pits and along linear transects at Grand Mesa, Colorado using the SnowMicroPen (SMP), a digital snow penetrometer. The data files contain force measurements (in Newtons) at various snow depths.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

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Data: Data integrity and usability verified

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Data Format(s):
  • PNG
  • XML
  • CSV
Spatial Coverage:
N: 39.02767999670631, 
N: 37.940572, 
S: 38.980648493921876, 
S: 37.856078, 
E: -107.84605082281008, 
E: -107.6725, 
W: -108.22919239513443
W: -107.752128
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 7 February 2017 to 25 February 2017
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Chris Derksen, Michaela Teich, Mike Brady

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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.

Derksen, C., M. Teich, M. Brady, and J. King. 2017. SnowEx17 SnowMicroPen (SMP) Raw Penetration Force Profiles, 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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