Data Set ID: 
SNEX17_SSA

SnowEx17 Laser Snow Microstructure Specific Surface Area Data, Version 1

This data set reports vertical profiles of snow reflectance, specific surface area (SSA), and optical equivalent diameter (grain size) at Grand Mesa, Colorado, USA, a snow-covered, forested study site about 40 miles east of the city of Grand Junction, CO. Reflectance was measured in situ using a 1310 nm integrating sphere laser device and converted to SSA and optical equivalent diameter.

This is the most recent version of these data.

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Initial release

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Parameter(s):
  • SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > REFLECTANCE
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > FIRN > SNOW GRAIN SIZE
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW MICROSTRUCTURE > SPECIFIC SURFACE AREA
Data Format(s):
  • PNG
  • CSV
Spatial Coverage:
N: 39.10552, 
S: 39.02098, 
E: -107.846975, 
W: -108.23134528824981
Platform(s):GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Sensor(s):IRIS, IceCube
Temporal Coverage:
  • 7 February 2017 to 25 February 2017
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot applicableMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Nick Rutter, Jinmei Pan, Michael Durand, Joshua King, Chris Derksen, Fanny Larue

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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.

Rutter, N., J. Pan, M. Durand, J. King, C. Derksen, and F. Larue. 2018. SnowEx17 Laser Snow Microstructure Specific Surface Area Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/H9C1UVWN1UK3. [Date Accessed].

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