Snow on the Alaska North Slope Grids

This data report is a summary of snow-survey information collected during a trip to the Arctic Slope on April 9-14, 2003. The data were all collected as part of the Biocomplexity of Frost-Boil Ecosystems study (Walker et al. 2003, in press). Snow is an important factor affecting soil-surface temperatures during the winter. These data will be used to help model the influence of snow on frost heave. The data collected included

  1. Snow depth and soil temperature information from 106 permanent plots (releves) that are part of a vegetation classification study.

  2. Snow density and snow-water-equivalent (SWE) measurements from the midpoints of the four sides of each of twelve 10x10-m grids at Happy Valley, Sagwon, Franklin Bluffs, Deadhorse, West Dock, and Howe Island.

  3. Snow depths at every meter within the grids.

  4. Snow profile descriptions from each grid.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2003-04-09T00:00:00Z
    End:  2003-04-14T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2003-04-09T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2003-04-14T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 70.38142
Bounding Box South Lat 69.14655
Bounding Box West Long -148.85236
Bounding Box East Long -148.46667
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Author Donald A. (Skip) Walker
Martha K. Raynolds
Christine R. Martin
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2010-11-30T11:41:07
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.200
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category geoscientificInformation
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2018-07-13T17:40:27Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.200
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Donald A. (Skip) Walker, Martha K. Raynolds, Christine R. Martin. (2010). Snow on the Alaska North Slope Grids. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 28 November 2023.

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