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https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-2577-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-2577-2023
Data description paper
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23 Jun 2023
Data description paper |  | 23 Jun 2023

NH-SWE: Northern Hemisphere Snow Water Equivalent dataset based on in situ snow depth time series

Adrià Fontrodona-Bach, Bettina Schaefli, Ross Woods, Adriaan J. Teuling, and Joshua R. Larsen

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We provide a dataset of snow water equivalent, the depth of liquid water that results from melting a given depth of snow. The dataset contains 11 071 sites over the Northern Hemisphere, spans the period 1950–2022, and is based on daily observations of snow depth on the ground and a model. The dataset fills a lack of accessible historical ground snow data, and it can be used for a variety of applications such as the impact of climate change on global and regional snow and water resources.
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