Lena Delta 2019 Magnetic Snow Depth Probe data

This dataset consists of over 2000 snow depth and position (GNSS) measurements collected on Samoylov and Kurungnakh Islands in the Lena Delta, Russia, between March 31st and April 12th, 2019.

These data were collected using an in-house (AWI) build magnetic snow depth probe (mSDP). It allows snow depth measurements to be quickly collected along transects and in grids. The device consists of a Magnetostrictive Transducer contained within a 1.5 m long stainless steel rod (the probe) which can very accurately measure the position of a magnet mounted on a plastic disk that slides up and down the rod. As the rod is inserted into the snow, the plastic disk remains on the snow surface. When the tip of the rod reaches the ground surface, a button is pressed and the device measures and records the snow depth along with the GPS position. The accuracy of the magnetic depth measurement is approximately 0.1 cm; however, the overall accuracy of the depth measurement is significantly less (2 - 4 cm) due to uncertainties in the positioning of the tip in loose vegetation at the base of the snowpack. The minimum measurable snow depth is 5 cm, due to the construction of the device. […]

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Source https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.920716
Version 1.0
Citation https://store.pangaea.de/Publications/CableW-etal_2020/ReadMe_Lena2019_SnowDepth.pdf
  • Author Name: William L Cable
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 2019-03-30T03:18:00  Temporal coverage end: 2019-04-12T03:19:00
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Station research-station-samoylov-island
Variable measured
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2020-07-22
    Date modified
    • Publisher name: PANGAEA  Publisher URL: https://www.pangaea.de/
    License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/