Snow and Vegetation Measurements from Selected Sites Near Council, Alaska, USA, 2000-2002

A combination of snow depth, snow temperature, snow water equivalent (SWE), and albedo measurements were taken from the spring of 2000 to the fall of 2002 at five sites near Council, Alaska. The sites vary in land cover type from forest to tundra. The purpose of the investigation was to understand the potential effects of climate change on the region by measuring how conditions change along a vegetation gradient. These data, which characterize snow cover and snow-holding capacity of various vegetation types, can help scientists understand how key meteorological events impact the arctic landscape. Data files are in Excel format and include plots of the data and supplementary data information.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2000-05-09T00:00:00Z
    End:  2002-10-03T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2000-05-09T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2002-10-03T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 64.93540
Bounding Box South Lat 64.50290
Bounding Box West Long -163.73780
Bounding Box East Long -163.64960
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Author Matthew Sturm
Charles H. Racine
Glen E. Liston
Jon Holmgren
Thomas A. Douglas
Ken Tape
Peter Olsson
Karl Volz
April Cheuvront
Paul Heflinger
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2009-04-29T15:01:34
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.ARCSS119
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2018-07-13T17:41:26Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.ARCSS119
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Matthew Sturm, Charles H. Racine, Glen E. Liston, Jon Holmgren, Thomas A. Douglas, Ken Tape, Peter Olsson, Karl Volz, April Cheuvront, Paul Heflinger. (2009). Snow and Vegetation Measurements from Selected Sites Near Council, Alaska, USA, 2000-2002. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 23 September 2023.

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