Russian Federation Snow Depth and Ice Crust Surveys

Russian Federation Snow Depth and Ice Crust Surveys, dataset DSI-9808, contains routine snow surveys that run throughout the cold season every 10 days (every five days during the intense snowmelt) at 517 meteorological stations in Russia for 1966 - 2009. Snow surveys were run separately along all types of environment typical for the site for 1 to 2 km, (fields, forest). At each 10 (forest) to 20 (field) meters the observer made snow depth measurements and at each 100 to 200 meters a more comprehensive suite of measurements is made. The dataset is archived as a single tar file that contains a station list, a data description document, and the data.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: National Climatic Data Center (2009): Russian Federation Snow Depth and Ice Crust Surveys. NOAA National Centers of Environmental Information.
  • NCEI DSI 9808_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00929
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Time Period 1966 to 2009 (time interval: 10-day)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 82
S: 35
E: -170
W: 20
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Changes in snow cover characteristics over Northern Eurasia since 1966
  • Routine Snow Surveys
    • Routine Snow Surveys
      Additional data (more stations and updated observations) are available from the All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information - World Data Center (RIHMI - WDC)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2009
Data Presentation Form Digital document - digital representation of a primarily textual item (can contain illustrations also)
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose To detect changes in the snow cover basal ice layer characteristics across Northern Eurasia which could have practical importance for wildlife and human activity in the arctic as well as in the major agricultural regions throughout Russia.
Use Limitations
  • Additional data (more stations and updated observations) are available from the All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information - World Data Center (RIHMI - WDC). (See associated resources).
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: National Climatic Data Center (2009): Russian Federation Snow Depth and Ice Crust Surveys. NOAA National Centers of Environmental Information.
Cited Authors
  • Pavel Groisman
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information - World Data Center (RIHMI-WDC)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Principal Investigators
  • Pavel Groisman
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Collaborators
  • All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information - World Data Center (RIHMI-WDC)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Earth Science > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice
  • Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
  • Snow Surveys
  • Snow Courses
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Ground Stations
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms > Ground-based Observations
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Snow Measuring Rod
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > Europe > Eastern Europe > Russian Federation
  • Continent > Asia > Western Asia
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: National Climatic Data Center (2009): Russian Federation Snow Depth and Ice Crust Surveys. NOAA National Centers of Environmental Information.
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Surveys in the dataset run separately along all types of environments typical for the site for 1 to 2 km. At each 10 (forest) to 20 (field) meters the observer makes snow depth measurements, and at each 100 to 200 meters a more comprehensive suite of measurements is made which includes describing the current snow cover properties and characteristics of snow and ice crust. The snow cover extent over the near-station territory and the character of snow cover are determined visually in the morning hours of observations.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2018-05-25
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