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SnowModel Pan-Arctic Data 1979-2009


This data set contains pan-Arctic snow property estimates of distributed air temperature, snow precipitation, snow-season timing and length, maximum snow water equivalent depth (SWE), average snow density, snow sublimation, and rain-on-snow events. These estimates are a result of using National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications (NASA-MERRA) atmospheric reanalysis, land cover and topography data in conjunction with the MicroMet and SnowModel modeling tools. These data are in 3-hourly 10 km horizontal gridded fields from 1 August 1979 through 31 July 2009.

Click on the parameter dictionary (Parameter_Dictionary.html) from the list of documentation below to see a table listing parameters and times during which data are available.

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  • 1.0 (2011-05-17)
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Spatial Type grid
Frequency 3 hourly
Language English
Grant Code 629279
ISO Topic Categories
  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1979-08-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2009-07-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 90.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 43.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 180.00

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <>

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Liston, G., Hiemstra, C., Sturm, M. 2011. SnowModel Pan-Arctic Data 1979-2009. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 21 Jan 2021.

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