Manual in situ measurements of snow water equivalent and snow depth at the high Arctic Bayelva site during the winter period 2019/2020

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The high Arctic Bayleva site is located on western Spitsbergen about 3 km from the settlement of Ny Ålesund. Snow water equivalent (SWE) measurements were performed at the Bayelva site during the winter season 2019/2020. The manual measurements consist of measuring the snow depth and weighing a known volume of snow to within ±0.01 kg using a steel tube with a radius of 0.04 m and a length of 0.6 m. If the snow depth exceeds 0.6 m the measurement has to be performed in more than one layer, which can add some uncertainty to the recorded values. In each measurement session several snow pits were dug in a radial pattern around the automatic SWE system, covering approximately the same snow conditions as covered by the footprint of the CS725 in order to validate the automatic measurements.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.925350
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.880120
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.925357
Related Identifier https://store.pangaea.de/Publications/Jentzsch-etal_2020/Jentzsch_metadata_PANGAEA.pdf
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4146835
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.925350
Provenance
Creator Jentzsch, Katharina; Westermann, Sebastian; Gallet, Jean-Charles; Bornemann, Niko; Cable, William L; Lange, Stephan; Boike, Julia
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Contributor Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Publication Year 2020
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 165 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (11.833 LON, 78.921 LAT); Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-11-14T15:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2020-05-27T07:00:00Z