SnowEx20 Time Series Snow Pit Measurements, Version 1
Data set id:
SNEX20_TS_SP
DOI: 10.5067/POT9E0FFUUD1
There is a more recent version of these data.
Version Summary
Initial release

Overview

The data set is a time-series of snow pit measurements obtained by the SnowEx community during the 2020 campaign. Between October 2019 and May 2020, data were collected from 454 snow pits at 12 regional locations throughout California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, and Utah, USA. At each of the locations, between 1 and 11 sites covering a range of conditions (terrains, snow depths, etc.) were chosen for weekly snow pit observations. Also available are photos of the field notes and snow pit sites. Note: As of July 2024, this data set is retired and no longer available for download. An updated version of this data is available for download as SnowEx20 Time Series Snow Pit Measurements, Version 2.
Parameter(s):
LIQUID WATER CONTENTSNOW DENSITYSNOW DEPTHSNOW GRAIN SIZESNOW/ICE TEMPERATURESNOW STRATIGRAPHYSNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Platform(s):
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Sensor(s):
A2 Photonic_WISe, GPS, MICROSCOPES, SNOW DENSITY CUTTER, THERMOMETERS
Data Format(s):
PDF, JPEG, CSV, Excel
Temporal Coverage:
24 October 2019 to 20 May 2020
Temporal Resolution:
  • 7 day
Spatial Resolution:
  • not applicable
  • not applicable
Spatial Reference System(s):
WGS 84
EPSG:4326
Spatial Coverage:
N:
44.30455
S:
35.85794
E:
-105.54616
W:
-120.29897
Blue outlined yellow areas on the map below indicate the spatial coverage for this data set.

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This data set has been retired. There is a more recent version of these data.

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