Former Soviet Union Hydrological Snow Surveys, 1966-1996, Version 1 (G01170)
Data set:
G01170
This is the most recent version of these data.

Overview

The Former Soviet Union Hydrological Snow Surveys are based on observations made by personnel at 1,345 sites throughout the Former Soviet Union between 1966 and 1990, and over 200 of those sites between 1991 and 1996. These observations include snow depths at World Meteorological Organization (WMO) stations and snow depth and snow water equivalent measured over a nearby snow course transect. The station snow depth measurements are a ten-day average of individual snow depth measurements. The transect snow depth data are the spatial average of 100 to 200 individual measuring points. The transect snow water equivalent is the spatial average of 20 individual measuring points. Data were acquired from the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow, and data were digitized in Russia under the supervision of Professor Alexander Krenke.
Parameter(s):
SNOW COVER SNOW DENSITY SNOW DEPTH SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Platform(s):
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Sensor(s):
SNOW MEASURING ROD, WET/DRY PRECIPITATION SAMPLERS
Data Format(s):
ASCII
Temporal Coverage:
10 January 1966 to 31 December 1996
Temporal Resolution:
Varies
Spatial Resolution:
Varies
Spatial Coverage:
N:
80
S:
35
E:
180
W:
30

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