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Snow Cover Profile Observation

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  • Observation of a total of 22 points every 20~30 km (AMSR-E resolution).Oberved items are snow depth, density and quality, particle size and temperature distribution.Snow cover observations and full-year measurements of air, snow and soil temperatures, water contents and snow cover along 500 km of the northern Alaska's north-south Dalton Highway.The arctic forest zone, Brooks Range, and North Slope (tundra) are distributed in the Northern Alaska, which all contrast in terms of landform, vegetation, and climate. The snow/ice temperature observation data are being collected in various land-surfaces, landforms and heights representative of the Arctic Circle.The object of the observations is to monitor the changes in the artic temperature and snow/ice conditions, validate satellite observations, and gather fundamental data on the ecosystems of artic forests and tundra areas.

    Dataset citation

  • Hiroyuki Enomoto, 2011, Snow Cover Profile Observation, 1.00, Arctic Data archive System (ADS), Japan,

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    Spatial coverage

  • N:  70.03°   S:  64.85°   E:  -147.47°   W:  -150.81°  

    Temporal coverage

  • 2004-01-01   -   2011-01-01


  • Hiroyuki Enomoto
    (National Institute of Polar Research)


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