Data Set ID: 
SNEX20_SSA

SnowEx20 Laser Snow Microstructure Specific Surface Area Data, Version 1

This data set contains vertical profiles of snow reflectance, specific surface area (SSA), and spherical equivalent snow grain diameter. Data were collected during the SnowEx 2020 Grand Mesa, Colorado Intensive Observation Period between 27 January and 12 February 2020. Reflectance was measured at snow pits using one of two integrating sphere laser devices, IRIS (InfraRed IntegraXng Sphere) or IceCube. SSA and spherical equivalent diameter were then derived from reflectance.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

STANDARD Level of Service

Data: Data integrity and usability verified

Documentation: Key metadata and user guide available

User Support: Assistance with data access and usage; guidance on use of data in tools

See All Level of Service Details

Parameter(s):
  • SNOW/ICE > REFLECTANCE
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > FIRN > SNOW GRAIN SIZE
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW MICROSTRUCTURE > SPECIFIC SURFACE AREA
Data Format(s):
  • PNG
  • CSV
Spatial Coverage:
N: 39.064181, 
S: 39.004945, 
E: -108.004573, 
W: -108.220278
Platform(s):GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Sensor(s):IRIS, IceCube
Temporal Coverage:
  • 27 January 2020 to 12 February 2020
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot applicableMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Michael Durand, Carrie Vuyovich, Juha Lemmetyinen, Celine Vargel, Katherine Hale, Kehan Yang

Geographic Coverage

Other Access Options

Other Access Options

Close

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.

Durand, M., C. M. Vuyovich, J. Lemmetyinen, C. Vargel, K. Hale, and K. Yang. 2020. SnowEx20 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/SNMM6NGGKWIT. [Date Accessed].

It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Download adobe Acrobat or click here to download the PDF file.

No technical references available for this data set.
No FAQs or How Tos available for this data set.

Access complete Knowledge Base

Questions? Please contact:
NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org