European Space Agency (ESA) GlobSnow Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) v2.0 L3B Monthly Aggregated Maximum value data (1979-2013)
The ESA funded GlobSnow project produced snow water equivalent (SWE) monthly estimates for the Northern Hemisphere for the years 1979-2013.
SWE describes the amount of liquid water in the snow pack that would be formed if the snow pack was completely melted.
The monthly aggregate, a single product for each month, is calculated by determining the mean and the maximum of the weekly SWE samples. This dataset presents the monthly maximum value of SWE only.
The SWE product shall cover the Northern Hemisphere, excluding the mountainous areas, Greenland, the glaciers and snow on ice (lakes/seas/oceans).
The spatial resolution of the product is 25 km on EASE-grid projection.
Construction of the 30 years historical data set will be carried out using SMMR, SSM/I and SSMI/S data along with ground-based weather station data. The data are utilized for the different years as follows:
1979/09/11 - 1987/10/30 SMMR (Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer onboard Nimbus-7 satellite)
1987/11/01 - 2008/12/31 SSM/I (Special Sensor Microwave/Imager onboard the DMSP satellite series F8/F11/F13)
2009/01/01 - present SSM/I(S) (Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (Sounder) onboard the DMSP satellite series F17/F18/)
These data may be redistributed and used without restriction.
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Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
SWE Data provided by the FMI as part of the CLIPC project in 2015.
The SWE products are distributed in NetCDF-4 classic format, following the CF-1.6 convention: a single file contains the data for a single variable on the date given in the file name.
Mobile platform operations
|Mobile Platform Operation 1||Mobile Platform Operation for: NIMBUS 7 Satellite|
|Mobile Platform Operation 2||Mobile Platform Operation for: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Satellites|
Computation Element: 1
|Title||Computation for: GlobSnow Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) v2.0 L3B Monthly Aggregated Maximum value data|
|Abstract||GlobSnow Snow Water Equivalent dataset combines space borne radiometer brightness temperature information with snow depth information from terrestrial weather station network to give an estimate about amount of water contained within a snow pack. These files contain a maximum value from GlobSnow SWE Weekly product calculated for each given month. The computational retrieval algorithm is complex, for more detailed information, please see accompanying documentation.|
- standard_name: lwe_thickness_of_surface_snow_amount
- units: mm
- var_id: SWE_max
- long_name: Monthly Maximun Value of Snow Water Equivalet
- units: degrees
- long_name: WGS84 latitude coordinates, center of pixel
- var_id: lat
- units: degrees
- long_name: WGS84 longitude coordinates, center of pixel
- var_id: lon
- var_id: lambert_azimuthal_equal_area
- long_name: x coordinate of projection
- units: m
- var_id: x
- standard_name: projection_x_coordinate
- standard_name: projection_y_coordinate
- units: m
- var_id: y
- long_name: y coordinate of projection