Wallbank, J.R.; Cole, S.J.; Moore, R.J.; Anderson, S.R.; Mellor, E.J.

Snow water equivalent estimates using cosmic-ray neutron sensors in the United Kingdom (2014-2019)

This dataset provides daily estimates of the Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) using data from 46 COSMOS-UK sites across the United Kingdom. One set of estimates is derived from the cosmic ray neutron sensor and provides an estimate of the average SWE within the sensor’s large (>100m) footprint. Other SWE estimates are based on either a snowmelt model, or, for certain sites, either a snow depth sensor or a buried “SnowFox” neutron sensor. Additionally, daily neutron counts, the albedo, and a collection of figures for each snow event are provided.

Publication date: 2020-01-06

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

This data is available as Comma-separated values (CSV) or Portable Network Graphic (PNG)

You must cite: Wallbank, J.R.; Cole, S.J.; Moore, R.J.; Anderson, S.R.; Mellor, E.J. (2020). Snow water equivalent estimates using cosmic-ray neutron sensors in the United Kingdom (2014-2019). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/e1fa6897-0f09-4472-adab-5d0d7bbc2548

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-12-10    to    2019-04-05

Provenance & quality

The dataset lists data from all snow days, detected through their effect on the measured albedo, from the date of installation of each COSMOS-UK site up to summer 2019. Comparison of the available SWE estimates suggest typical uncertainties (1 standard deviation) of less than about 4mm for both the CRNS and SnowFox estimates, 4mm for the depth-based estimate and 5mm for the snowmelt model.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. John Wallbank
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Wallbank, J.R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cole, S.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Moore, R.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Anderson, S.R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Mellor, E.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere
Keywords
Climate and climate change
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
30 January 2020 15:34