Evaluation of the collection, archiving and publication of daily snow data in the United States

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

31 Scopus citations

Abstract

Snow is an important component of the earth’s environment, and can significantly impact the everyday life of those living in a large portion of the United States. However, accurate and complete information on snowfall and snow cover is presently being collected at only 57% of the official climate observing stations in states where regional snows occur on an annual basis. The quality of the data varies significantly from one state to another, although it tends to be weakest where snow is least common. As a result of this evaluation, the list of stations with daily snow data published in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climatohgical Data publications has been revised and expanded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-130
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Geography
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

Keywords

  • Climate data
  • Snow
  • Snow observations
  • United States

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Evaluation of the collection, archiving and publication of daily snow data in the United States'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this