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North America snow cover
References
official web page http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/table_area.php?ui_set=2
Climate Explorer URLclimexp.knmi.nl/getindices.cgi?WMO=RutgersData/namerica_snow&STATION=North_America_snow_cover
Climate Explorer filenameRutgersData/namerica_snow.dat
Variable
namesnow_cover_extent
units10^6 km2
long_nameGSL North America snow cover extent
Ascii global metadata
description snow cover extent [10^6 km2] GSL North America snow cover extent, North America snow cover from Rutgers University Global Snow Lab,
file namerica_snow_km.dat
references Robinson, David A., Estilow, Thomas W., and NOAA CDR Program (2012): NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Northern Hemisphere (NH) Snow Cover Extent (SCE), Version 1. North America. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5N014G9
doi doi:10.7289/V5N014G9
Metadata_Conventions CF-1.6, Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0, NOAA CDR v1.0, GDS v2.0
standard_name_vocabulary CF Standard Name Table (v22, 12 February 2013)
id nhsce_v01r01_19661004_20210531.nc
naming_authority gov.noaa.ncdc
metadata_link doi.org/10.7289/V5N014G9
title Climate Data Record (CDR) of Northern Hemisphere (NH) Snow Cover Extent (SCE) (CDR Name: Snow_Cover_Extent_NH_IMS_Robinson)
product_version v01r01
summary The data record for the NH SCE CDR spans from October 4, 1966 to present. Prior to June 1999 the NH SCE CDR is based on satellite-derived maps of NH SCE produced weekly by trained NOAA meteorologists. Early NH SCE maps were based on a visual interpretation of photographic copies of shortwave imagery. Analysts incorporated various sources of imagery into the SCE mapping process as they became available (e.g. AVHRR, VAS). In June 1999 NOAA NH SCE maps were replaced by SCE output from the Interactive Multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS) at the National Ice Center (NIC). SCE output from the NIC IMS is processed at Rutgers University and appended to the NH SCE CDR to form a cohesive, long-term climate record of SCE.
keywords EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER, EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER, EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS > SNOW COVER
keywords_vocabulary NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords, Version 8.0
platform ESSA, NOAA POES, SMS, DMSP, GOES, TIROS, METEOSAT, GMS, TERRA, AQUA, METOP
sensor VIDEO CAMERA, VISSR, VAS, VHRR, AVHRR, VISSR-GMS, VISSR-METEOSAT, SEVIRI, MODIS, AMSU-B, AMSR-E, SSMIS, VIIRS
cdm_data_type Grid
cdr_program NOAA Climate Data Record Program for satellites
cdr_variable snow_cover_extent
source NOAA NH Weekly SCE, NIC NH IMS SCE
date_created 2021-06-02T21:01:24Z
institution KNMI Climate Explorer and Global Snow Lab, Center for Environmental Prediction, Rutgers University
time_coverage_start 1966-10-04
time_coverage_end 2021-05-31
license No restrictions on access or use
history user oldenbor 2021-07-13 18:02:01 scaleseries 0.000001 namerica_snow_km.dat
retrieved Tue Jul 13 06:02:01 PM MEST 2021
scale_factor 0.100000E-05