Historical Decadal Averages of Monthly Snowfall Equivalent 771m CRU TS3.0/TS3.1

These files include downscaled historical decadal average monthly snowfall equivalent ("SWE", in millimeters) for each month at 771 x 771 m spatial resolution. Each file represents a decadal average monthly mean. Historical data for 1910-1919 to 1990-1999 are available for CRU TS3.0-based data and for 1910-1919 to 2000-2009 for CRU TS3.1-based data

Snow-fall equivalent estimates were produced by multiplying snow-day fraction ("fs") by decadal average monthly precipitation ("Pr").
(fs*Pr)/100

Snow-day fraction data used can be found here: http://ckan.snap.uaf.edu/dataset/historical-decadal-averages-of-monthly-snow-day-fraction-771m-cru-ts3-0-3-1
Precipitation data used can be found here: http://ckan.snap.uaf.edu/dataset/historical-monthly-and-derived-precipitation-products-771m-cru-ts

  • Note: In Littell et al. 2018: "SWE" is referred to as "SFE" and "fs" is referred to as "PSF"

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Spatial resolution

4762 meters

Temporal extent

Start date: January 1910

End date: December 2009

Credits

The following people worked on producing this data set:

  • Matthew Leonawicz
  • Michael Lindgren
  • Tom Kurkowski
  • John Walsh
  • Scott Rupp
  • Stephanie McAfee
  • Jeremy Littell
Field Value
Source http://data.snap.uaf.edu/data/Base/AK_771m/historical/CRU_TS/SWE/
Maintainer Tom Kurkowski
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