Data Set ID: 
SNEX17_SnowPits

SnowEx17 Community Snow Pit Measurements, Version 1

This data set contains measurements of snow temperature, density, stratigraphy, grain size, wetness, depth, and snow water equivalent (SWE) for snow pits at two study sites in Colorado, USA: Grand Mesa and Senator Beck Basin. Data were collected during the NASA SnowEx 2017 campaign.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

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Parameter(s):
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW DENSITY
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > FIRN > SNOW GRAIN SIZE
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW STRATIGRAPHY
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Data Format(s):
  • CSV
Spatial Coverage:
N: 39.1, 
N: 38, 
S: 39, 
S: 37.8, 
E: -107.8, 
E: -107.65, 
W: -108.2
W: -107.8
Platform(s):GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Sensor(s):SNOW DENSITY CUTTER, STEEL MEASURING TAPE, THERMOMETERS, VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 6 February 2017 to 25 February 2017
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot applicableMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Kelly Elder, Ludovic Brucker, Christopher Hiemstra, Hans-Peter Marshall

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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.

Elder, K., L. Brucker, C. Hiemstra, and H. Marshall. 2018. SnowEx17 Community Snow Pit Measurements, 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/Q0310G1XULZS. [Date Accessed].

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