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SnowEx20 SnowMicroPen (SMP) Raw Penetration Force Profiles, Version 1

This data set contains raw penetration force profiles from the SnowEx 2020 Intensive Observation Period in Grand Mesa, Colorado. Measurements were taken using the SnowMicroPen (SMP), a digital snow penetrometer. The data files contain force measurements (in Newtons) at various snow depths. Data are available from 28 January 2020 through 12 February 2020.

This is the most recent version of these data.

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Initial release

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Spatial Coverage:
N: 39.0541, 
S: 39.0139, 
E: -108.003, 
W: -108.2201
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 28 January 2020 to 12 February 2020
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Megan Mason, Hans-Peter Marshall, Ioanna Merkouriadi

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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.

Mason, M., H. Marshall, and I. Merkouriadi. 2020. SnowEx20 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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