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Snow Cover Extent (Northern Hemisphere)

Sample product image of NOAA CDR Snow Cover Extent Northern Hemisphere product; it depicts the extent of land based snow cover over the northern hemisphere.

This dataset provides a high quality Climate Data Record (CDR) of Snow Cover Extent for the Northern Hemisphere (NH).

The weekly NH SCE CDR spans the period from late 1966 to present, comprising the longest satellite-based CDR of any environmental variable.  This CDR combines the NOAA visible satellite-based SCE analyses generated weekly through May 1999 and daily since June 1999 to form a continuous NH record. The resulting continental SCE product informs climate studies, climate change monitoring, and climate model validation.

Principal Investigator: David Robinson, Rutgers University

Cite dataset when used as a source. See the dataset's DOI landing page for citation details at doi:10.7289/V5N014G9.