Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 549–563, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-549-2018

Special issue: Hydrometeorological data from mountain and alpine research...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 549–563, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-549-2018

Review article 14 Mar 2018

Review article | 14 Mar 2018

Hourly mass and snow energy balance measurements from Mammoth Mountain, CA USA, 2011–2017

Edward H. Bair et al.

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The mass and energy balance of the snowpack govern its evolution. Here, we present a fully filtered and model-ready dataset containing a continuous hourly record of selected measurements from three sites on Mammoth Mountain, CA USA. These measurements can be used to run a variety of snow models and complement a previously published dataset. In addition to the hand-weighed snow water equivalent, novel measurements include hourly snow albedo corrected for terrain and other measurement biases.