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 "Order" to see a table listing parameters and times during which data are available, or click on the parameter dictionary (Parameter_Dictionary.html) from the list of Documentation below. Note: Since these files are very large, if you require more than one or two parameters at a time please contact us at the "Point of Contact" address below, and we can make other arrangements.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1979-08-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2009-07-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1979-08-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2009-07-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 43.00000
Bounding Box West Long -180.00000
Bounding Box East Long 180.00000
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : Parameter_Dictionary.html

Documentation #2 : Pan-Arctic_Snow_Trends_1979-2009.pdf

Documentation #3 : readme_pan-Arctic_data.pdf

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format ZIP: PKZIP (application/zip)
Binary (application/octet-stream)
GNU Zip (.gz) Format (application/x-gzip)
ASCII: ASCII Text (text/plain)
Standardized Resource Format Binary
Asset Size 390434 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
Resource Support Email
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author Glen E. Liston
Christopher A. Hiemstra
Matthew Sturm
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2011-05-17T09:08:45
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.309
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2018-07-13T17:40:46Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.309
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Glen E. Liston, Christopher A. Hiemstra, Matthew Sturm. (2011). SnowModel Pan-Arctic Data 1979-2009. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 07 December 2023.

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