Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0321

Global EASE-Grid 8-day Blended SSM/I and MODIS Snow Cover, Version 1

This data set comprises global, 8-day Snow-Covered Area (SCA) and Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) data from 2000 through 2008. Global SWE data are derived from the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) and are enhanced with MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day Level 3 Global 0.05 degree Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) data. Global data are gridded to the Northern and Southern 25 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grids (EASE-Grids). These data are suitable for continental-scale time-series studies of snow cover and snow water equivalent.

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Initial release

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Parameter(s):
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER > MODIS snow-covered area (SCA)
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
  • PNG
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
N: , 
S: , 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
W: -180
Platform(s):DMSP, TERRA
Spatial Resolution:
  • 25 km x 25 km
Sensor(s):MODIS, SSM/I
Temporal Coverage:
  • 5 March 2000 to 1 February 2008
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution8 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Brodzik, M. J., R. Armstrong, and M. Savoie.

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.

Brodzik, M. J., R. Armstrong, and M. Savoie. 2007. Global EASE-Grid 8-day Blended SSM/I and MODIS Snow Cover, 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/KIGGFNVROX9V. [Date Accessed].

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