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SNOP: Snow Physics


For the Snow Physics (SNOP) project, radar and aircraft data were presented in the form of case studies for three shoreline-parallel snow bands that occurred over lake Michigan. In all three cases a winter land breeze from one or both shores was shown to have an important role in organizing the low-level convergence and convective motions. These cases were compared with earlier studies of lake-effect snow bands on Lakes Erie and Ontario. 

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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 1977-11-02 00:00:00
End Date 1977-12-16 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 43.65, Minimum (South) Latitude: 42.727
Minimum (West) Longitude: -87.826, Maximum (East) Longitude: -85.537