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Snowfall and Snow Depth for Canada 1943-1982, Version 1

Data include monthly snowfall and end-of-month snow depth for 140 stations across Canada. Stations that maintained at least 20 years of data were chosen. The original data are from Atmospheric Environment Service Canadian Climate Centre and from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. Data are divided into eight files by region or province: British Columbia (17 stations), Yukon and Northwest Territories (33 stations), Alberta (12 stations), Saskatchewan (115 stations), Manitoba (10 stations), Ontario (19 stations), Quebec (20 stations) and Atlantic Provinces (14 stations). Each data record contains a variable indicator to identify data as snow on the ground on the last day of the month (centimeters) or total snowfall for the month (millimeters). A list of stations, with latitude and longitude to hundredths of a degree, is included in documentation for this data set.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 75, S: 45, E: -55, W: -142

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1943 to 31 December 1982
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Precipitation > Snow
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth > Snowfall
Data Format(s): Not specified
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): John Walsh

Data Citation

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.

Walsh, J. E. 1996. Snowfall and Snow Depth for Canada 1943-1982, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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