Data Set ID: 
SNEX20_GM_SP

SnowEx20 Grand Mesa Intensive Observation Period Snow Pit Measurements, Version 1

This data set contains snow pit observations from the SnowEx 2020 Grand Mesa Intensive Observation Period. Data were collected from 154 snow pits on Grand Mesa, Colorado between 27 January and 12 February 2020. The main parameters for this data set are snow temperature, snow depth, snow density, snow stratigraphy, snow grain size, liquid water content, and snow water equivalent. In addition to data files, this data set also contains site photos from each snow pit.

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Parameter(s):
  • SNOW/ICE > LIQUID WATER CONTENT
  • 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):
  • PDF
  • JPEG
  • CSV
  • Excel
Spatial Coverage:
N: 39.065321, 
S: 39.005111, 
E: -108.110485, 
W: -108.228389
Platform(s):GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Spatial Resolution:
  • Not applicable x Not applicable
  • Varies x Varies
Sensor(s):A2 Photonic_WISe, MICROSCOPES, SNOW DENSITY CUTTER, THERMOMETERS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 27 January 2020 to 12 February 2020
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot applicableMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Vuyovich, C. M., H. Marshall, K. Elder, C. Hiemstra, L. Brucker, and M. McCormick.

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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.

Vuyovich, C. M., H. Marshall, K. Elder, C. Hiemstra, L. Brucker, and M. McCormick. 2021. SnowEx20 Grand Mesa Intensive Observation Period 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/DUD2VZEVBJ7S. [Date Accessed].

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