SnowEx17 Time Series Sonic Snow Depth Measurement Array, Version 1 (SNEX17_SSD)
This is the most recent version of these data.
New data set
This data set contains 15-min snow depth observations for two study sites on Grand Mesa, CO, USA, acquired as part of NASA's 2017 SnowEx campaign. The data were recorded using two arrays of Judd Communications Ultrasonic Depth Sensors, configured as a TLS K footprint on the west side of the mesa and a TLS N footprint in the east. The sensors were positioned to represent three primary vegetation conditions: open-canopy; canopy-edge; and closed-canopy. A total of 10 and 7 sensors recorded usable data at the west and east sites, respectively, from the beginning of the snow season in November 2016 through the end in June 2017. These data can be used for a variety of purposes, including: model forcing, calibration, and validation; evaluation of airborne and satellite remote sensing data; to analyze how vegetation affects snow accumulation and ablation.
ULTRASONIC DEPTH SENSOR
12 October 2016 to 3 July 2017
Spatial Reference System(s):
Yellow areas on the map below indicate the spatial coverage for this data set.
Data Access & Tools
Many NSIDC DAAC data sets can be accessed using the NSIDC DAAC's Data Access Tool. This tool provides the ability to search and filter data with spatial and temporal constraints using a map-based interface. Users have the option to
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