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Snowfall Rate is a measure of the intensity of snowfall. It is measured by calculating the amount of snow that falls to the earth surface per unit area per unit of time. It can also be expressed in the mass of water per unit area over a unit of time if the Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) is known.

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  3. Energy cycle
  4. Weather forecast
  5. Climate prediction model

GES DISC Datasets

To access products that have a specific parameter click on the corresponding 'data access' links in the table below.

Parameter Units Platform /Instrument Data
Begin Date End Date Access Doc
Snowfall Rate kg/m^2/s GLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y
Snowfall Rate kg/m^2 NLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y

Other sources for data

  1. LDAS
  2. AMS
  3. NOAA
  4. NSIDC
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