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ICECAPS-ACE: snow height change taken at Summit Station Greenland

Update Frequency: As Needed
Latest Data Update: 2022-10-09
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2020-07-03
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 43 Files | 93MB


This dataset contains the distance to the snow surface from the lowest level of instruments on the 15 m tower at Summit Station, Greenland, detected by a sonic-ranging sensor. Data are collected every 10 minutes and concatenated into monthly files.

These data were collected as part of the joint Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and US National Science Foundation (NSF) -funded Integrated Characterisation of Energy, Clouds, Atmospheric state, and Precipitation at Summit - Aerosol Cloud Experiment (ICECAPS-ACE) project.

These data were continued through the 3 year extension to the ICECAPS-ACE project called ICECAPS-MELT.

Citable as:  Guy, H.; Neely III, R.R.; Brooks, I.M. (2020): ICECAPS-ACE: snow height change taken at Summit Station Greenland. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ICECAPS-ACE, Aerosol, Cloud, Snow, Height


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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the ICECAPS project team and deposited at the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) for archiving.

Data Quality:
Data are as given by the data provider with quality control flags defined within each file. No quality control has been performed by the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA)
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

ICECAPS-ACE: Sonic distance sensor Deployed on: Summit Station Greenland
Output Description


  • units: 1
  • long_name: Data Quality flag: Snow Height
  • var_id: qc_flag_distance_to_surface
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Day
  • var_id: day
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Day of Year
  • var_id: day_of_year
  • units: m
  • long_name: Distance from sensor to snow surface
  • var_id: distance_to_surface
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Hour
  • var_id: hour
  • units: degree_north
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Minute
  • var_id: minute
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Month
  • var_id: month
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Second
  • var_id: second
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Year
  • var_id: year

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
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