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Welcome to the GlobSnow Data Access page

These webpages function as a portal to the ESA GlobSnow snow extent (SE) and snow water equivalent (SWE) data.

The European Space Agency (ESA) Data User Element (DUE) funded GlobSnow project aims at creating a global database of snow parameters for climate research purposes. The main objective is to create a long term time series for two essential snow parameters. The project will provide information concerning the areal extent of snow (SE) on a global scale and snow water equivalent (SWE) for the Northern Hemisphere. Both products will include the end product derived from the satellite data along with accuracy information for each snow parameter. The temporal span of the SE product will be 15 years and the span for the SWE product will be 30 years.

The GlobSnow data can accessed either through the www-directory structure. The links to the data via www-directory structure are:

For more information:

GlobSnow, Principal Investigator: Prof. Jouni Pulliainen, +358 50 589 5821, firstname.lastname (a)
GlobSnow, Project Manager: Dr. Kari Luojus, +358 40 505 8417, firstname.lastname (a)
GlobSnow, ESA Technical Officer: Dr. Simon Pinnock, firstname.lastname (a)

Finnish Meteorological Institute