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Möller, Marco; Möller, Rebecca (2018): Snow cover data across Nordenskiöldland, Svalbard, from point measurements during 2014-2016. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Möller, M; Möller, R (2019): Snow cover variability across glaciers in Nordenskiöldland (Svalbard) from point measurements in 2014–2016. Earth System Science Data Discussions,

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Snow depths and bulk densities of the annual snow layer were measured at 69 different locations on glaciers across Nordenskiöldland, Svalbard, during the spring seasons of the period 2014–2016. Sampling locations lie along nine transects extending over 17 individual glaciers. Several of the locations were visited repeatedly, leading to a total of 109 point measurements, on which we report in this study. Snow water equivalents were calculated for each point measurement. In the dataset, snow depth and density measurements are accompanied by appropriate uncertainties which are rigorously transferred to the calculated snow water equivalents using a straightforward Monte Carlo simulation-style procedure. The final dataset can be downloaded from the Pangaea data repository (; Snow cover data indicate a general and statistically significant increase of snow depths and water equivalents with terrain elevation. A significant increase of both quantities with decreasing distance towards the east coast of Nordenskiöldland is also evident, but shows distinct interannual variability. Snow density does not show any characteristic spatial pattern.
Median Latitude: 78.107551 * Median Longitude: 16.590875 * South-bound Latitude: 77.813100 * West-bound Longitude: 14.169320 * North-bound Latitude: 78.339480 * East-bound Longitude: 18.715570
Date/Time Start: 2014-03-29T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2016-04-09T00:00:00
Minimum DEPTH, ice/snow: 0.46 m * Maximum DEPTH, ice/snow: 2.70 m
Svalbard_A-01 (A-01) * Latitude: 78.255730 * Longitude: 16.246710 * Elevation: 339.0 m * Location: Svalbard * Method/Device: Ice measurement (ICEM)
Svalbard_A-02 (A-02) * Latitude: 78.254860 * Longitude: 16.187470 * Elevation: 476.0 m * Location: Svalbard * Method/Device: Ice measurement (ICEM)
Svalbard_A-03 (A-03) * Latitude: 78.251470 * Longitude: 16.143200 * Elevation: 559.0 m * Location: Svalbard * Method/Device: Ice measurement (ICEM)
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Event labelEventMöller, Marco
2Latitude of eventLatitudeMöller, Marco
3Longitude of eventLongitudeMöller, Marco
4Elevation of eventElevationmMöller, Marco
5DATE/TIMEDate/TimeMöller, MarcoGeocode
6Numbern#Möller, Marco
7Randolph Glacier Inventory 6.0, glacier IDRGI 6.0 IDMöller, Marco
8DEPTH, ice/snowDepth ice/snowmMöller, MarcoGeocode – of the annual snow layer
9Snow depth, uncertaintySnow depth, uncmMöller, Marco
10Density, snowDensity snowkg/m3Möller, Marcoof the annual snow layer
11Snow density, uncertaintySnow density, unckg/m3Möller, Marco
12Snow water equivalentSWEmMöller, Marcow.e., of the annual snow layer
13Snow water equivalent, uncertaintySWE uncmMöller, Marco
14FlagFlagMöller, Marco1: Snow density measured, 0: Snow density inter-/extrapolated
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