Data Set ID:
G02131

Reconstructed North American, Eurasian, and Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Extent, 1915-1997, Version 1

This data set contains time series of monthly snow cover extent (SCE) for North America, Eurasia, and the Northern Hemisphere from 1915 to 1997, based on snow cover reconstruction and NOAA satellite data. In addition, the data set contains time series of annual variation in areally-averaged monthly snow depth and (SWE) for the North American grid domain used to derive the snow cover index.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Parameter(s):
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness > SNOW DEPTH
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Cover > Snow Extent
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Water Equivalent > SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 0, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):NOAA-4
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Sensor(s):VHRR
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1915 to 31 December 1997
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 monthMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Ross Brown

Geographic Coverage

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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.

Brown, R. D. 2002. Reconstructed North American, Eurasian, and Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Extent, 1915-1997, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5V985Z6. [Date Accessed].

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