Global Monthly EASE-Grid Snow Water Equivalent Climatology: SSMR, SSMI

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Global Monthly EASE-Grid Snow Water Equivalent Climatology: SSMR, SSMI
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This data set comprises global, monthly satellite-derived snow water equivalent (SWE) climatologies from November 1978 through May 2007, and is updated with more recent data periodically. Global data are gridded to the
Northern and Southern 25 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grids (EASE-Grids). Global snow water equivalent is derived from Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) and selected Special Sensor Microwave/Imagers (SSM/I). Northern Hemisphere data are enhanced with snow cover frequencies derived from the NOAA Northern Hemisphere EASE-Grid Weekly Snow Cover and Sea Ice Extent Version 2 data (the snow charts were not produced for the Southern Hemisphere). These data are suitable for continental-scale time-series studies of snow cover and water equivalent.

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Key Figures

Climate Data Guide Image: Snow Water Climatology (NH)

Monthly mean snow water equivalent for February 2005. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)

Climate Data Guide Image: Snow Water Climatology (SH)

Southern Hemisphere monthly long-term average snow water equivalent (mm) from SSM/I, August 1987 - June 2003. (Credit: NSIDC)

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Timestep
Monthly
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Spatial Resolution

721x721 EASE Grid

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