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A Quality-Controlled Dataset for Long-Term U.S. Snowfall Trends

  • A Quality-Controlled Dataset for Long-Term U.S. Snowfall Trends
  • NCAR_DS510.5
  • Kunkel, K. E., M. Palecki, L. Ensor, K. G. Hubbard, D. Robinson, K. Redmond, and D. Easterling, 2009: Trends in Twentieth-Century U.S. Snowfall Using a Quality-Controlled Dataset. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 26(1), 33-44 (DOI: 10.1175/2008JTECHA1138.1), URL:
  • NCDC's U.S. Cooperative Summary of Data (DSI3200) dataset was screened for stations with long continuous observations for use in assessing 20th-century U.S. snowfall trends. The result is a subset of 424 stations with quality-controlled snowfall, precipitation, and temperature data for snow-season months (October through May). Most of the stations have observations that begin prior to the winter of 1930-31, making for station periods of longer than 77 winters. Several stations have data as far back as the 1890s.
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