Snowpack (Forced by LOCA)

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Basic Information

Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) is a common snowpack measurement. It is defined as the amount of water contained within the snowpack. These snowpack projections are produced by using a land surface/hydrology model known as the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) model. The VIC model uses high resolution LOCA precipitation and temperature data from Scripps Institution Of Oceanography as input to calculate SWE and a suite of additional parameters. Details are described in Pierce et al., 2016 and Pierce et al., 2014.

Scripps Institution Of Oceanography
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Spatial Resolution: 
1/16 degree
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Parameters / Choices
A dataset often contains many geodata layers representing the same kind of measurement, but for different values of some parameters - time periods, models or scenarios, different species, etc. A value must be chosen for each such parameter in order to select a specific layer or raster which associated a single value with each geographic location (cell). The parameters or choices relevant to selecting layers from this dataset are described here.
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Multi-year Ranges: 
1950-2005, 2006-2100