Project: eb98b9c4-0db6-4823-b31d-6cab789740ec

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Project Title
SNOWDATA: Snow Datasets for Arctic Terrestrial Applications (Alaska Arctic LCC Distributed Snow Property Datasets)
Description
The Arctic LCC and Alaska Climate Science Center have partnered with researchers to produce retrospective datasets simulating snow conditions for much of northern Alaska.
Point of Contact(s)
LCC Network Data Steward
LCC Network Data Manager
lccdatasteward@fws.gov
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7863532
staff@arcticlcc.org
http://arcticlcc.org
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7863532
staff@arcticlcc.org
http://arcticlcc.org
Glen Liston, PhD
Senior Scientist
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
1375 Campus Delivery, 014 Cira
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
V: +1 970 4918220
glen.liston@colostate.edu
http://www.colostate.edu/

Project Abstract

Understanding snow conditions is key to developing a better understanding of hydrologic, biological, and ecosystem processes at work in northern Alaska. The required snow datasets currently do not exist at spatial or temporal scales needed by end users such as scientists, land managers, and policy makers. There are a wide variety of snow datasets that may be generated by this project. The list of desired datasets will be refined based on input from potential end users. However, outputs could include daily spatial distributions spanning the spatial and temporal domains of interest of the following variables: air temperature, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, surface (skin) temperature, incoming solar radiation, albedo, incoming and outgoing longwave radiation, latent and sensible heat fluxes, liquid and solid (snowfall) precipitation, snowmelt, blowing-snow and static-surface sublimation, blowing and drifting snow flux, snowmelt runoff, snow depth, snow density, snow water equivalent, snow hardness, rain-on-snow events, changes in snow and growing season lengths, hydrologic budgets, winter soil microbial activity, and snow thermal characteristics.

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Project Keywords

  • ISO 19115 Topic Category (isoTopicCategory):
    • environment,
    • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
  • Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords (theme):
    • SNOW,
    • AIR TEMPERATURE,
    • RAIN,
    • SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE,
    • CRYOSPHERE MODELS,
    • ALBEDO,
    • PRECIPITATION,
    • SNOW COVER,
    • SNOW MELT,
    • PRECIPITATION AMOUNT,
    • SNOW/ICE,
    • SNOW ENERGY BALANCE,
    • MODELS,
    • SNOW DENSITY,
    • SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT,
    • SNOW DEPTH,
    • GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE,
    • GLACIERS
  • End User Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC End User Type):
    • Federal resource managers,
    • Academics & scientific researchers
  • Project Category - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Project Category):
    • Population & Habitat Evaluation/Projection,
    • Data Acquisition and Development
  • Deliverable Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Deliverable):
    • Datasets/Database

Associated Products

ID Title Metadata Link
a1952d15-4c5b-4992-bd12-8a5672eef413 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Snow Depth mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
7d2c6631-ff8f-4064-b4a9-9837013d24f8 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Snow Up Date (year) mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
4c592f43-bb6d-4681-bcbe-7b97077d90f6 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Snow Free Date (year) mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
0cdc58ba-c00e-4587-a4a6-01919182385d SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Snow Up Date mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
61341131-cd06-4f4f-b6a1-f9ffaf2e30d6 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Total Melt Per Day mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
beb044b9-a1c9-4152-b7a6-3e67085bc88a SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Snow Days mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
56275540-42a2-4630-8d9c-a901f0499e02 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Rain Precipitation mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
313568d7-43de-4b01-847a-575e948f2678 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual First Snow Date (year) mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
3cbdc003-7e8e-4677-8645-1d97a0b82b52 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Glacier Melt mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
3f439a57-82c7-4aa8-be20-d1c723d9fa41 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Snow Density mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
02a77438-e18f-45bd-8784-6a1dc9fc81d9 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Last Snow Date (year) mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
b0db0bc8-2013-4cde-b333-88319e347ab2 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual First Snow Date mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
42db076d-a7b2-4854-9a54-8ceb034f6891 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Total Snow Days mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
c61d72a1-fe95-4159-9d78-7d5a96f8b5d4 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Rain On Snow Event mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
165c6f20-b89f-4350-851a-16f987a0d0ec SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Average 10-M Air Temperature mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
a44eaea2-977a-4ac1-bbf6-488c4b4d6a39 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Solid Precipitation mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
7b7b6f41-75e7-485a-bf42-8a05eda8c019 SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Total Liquid Water mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
0bb9e473-6c7a-4f4c-b073-2d51e06f9a1b SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Total Precipitation mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
6d6fc43b-331c-47c3-94d6-3601a9eb699a SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Snow Free Date mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
dabd8573-ca15-4be5-8ca7-d58343b2460b SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Last Snow Date mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
063502bc-15b1-410c-8502-ced03d5b3c2a SNOWDATA GeoTIFF Annual Snow Water Equivalent Depth mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML