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Snow cover profile data for Niwot Ridge, Green Lakes Valley from 1993-2-26 to ongoing, weekly to biweekly

Data set creator(s): Mark Williams

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Abstract:

Snow pits were excavated at various locations on Niwot Ridge and within the Green Lakes Valley. Temperature and snow density were measured at various depths throughout the snow cover profiles to characterize the temperature and snow water equivalent (SWE) of the snowpack throughout the year. Snow density was measured at 10-cm intervals using a 1000-ml cutter. Data on snow grain qualities were collected beginning in the 1994-95 snow season.

Location:

Study sites were various locations on Niwot Ridge and within the Green Lakes Valley. Original data are stored at the Mountain Research Station or with the NWT LTER data manager.

Date Range:

1993-2-26 to ongoing

Frequency:

weekly to biweekly

Variables:

horizon height, horizon thickness, snow weight, snow temperature

Location: Niwot Ridge • Green Lakes Valley

At a glance:
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GLV

Green Lakes Valley, looking west
Elevation: 3745 m
Area: 2.3233

 

Location Group: Niwot Ridge, Green Lakes Valley

Found within: Niwot Ridge (USFS - UNESCO Biosphere Reserve), Green Lakes Valley (City of Boulder Watershed)
Located in: USFS - UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, City of Boulder Watershed
(Click to learn more about these locations)

More data from: Niwot Ridge, Green Lakes Valley

Core Data Set: No
Discipline: Hydrology
Award Or Grant: DEB1027341, DEB1637686

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Williams, Mark. 2017. Snow cover profile data for Niwot Ridge Green Lakes Valley from 1993-2-26 to ongoing, weekly to biweekly. http://niwot.colorado.edu

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-1637686. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necesarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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