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Snow dataset for Mount-Lebanon (2011-2016)

Abbas Fayad; Simon Gascoin; Ghaleb Faour; Pascal Fanise; Laurent Drapeau

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  <identifier identifierType="DOI">10.5281/zenodo.321405</identifier>
      <creatorName>Abbas Fayad</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère (CESBIO); National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS/NCRS )</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Simon Gascoin</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère (CESBIO)</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Ghaleb Faour</creatorName>
      <affiliation>National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS/NCRS )</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Pascal Fanise</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère (CESBIO)</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Laurent Drapeau</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère (CESBIO)</affiliation>
    <title>Snow Dataset For Mount-Lebanon (2011-2016)</title>
    <subject>Snow observations</subject>
    <subject>snow water equivalent</subject>
    <subject>automatic weather station</subject>
    <subject>mountain hydrology</subject>
    <subject>water resources</subject>
    <subject>Mediterranean climate</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2017-02-21</date>
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    <rights rightsURI="">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0</rights>
    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;We present a comprehensive snow dataset for Mont-Lebanon. The dataset includes continuous meteorological observations from three high elevation automatic weather stations (AWS), snowpack field measurements collected at 30 different snow courses (elevation range 1300-2900 m a.s.l.), and post-processed MODIS snow products.  Meteorological and snow observations are presented for the snow seasons (November-June) between 2011 and 2016 for Mzar (MZA, 2294 m a.s.l.), 2014-2016 for the Cedars (CED, 2834 m a.s.l.), and 2015-2016 for Laqlouq (LAQ, 1830 m a.s.l.). Meteorological and snow data includes snow depth, temperature, relative humidity, incoming and reflected solar radiation, wind speed and direction, and atmospheric pressure measured at 30-min interval. Snow depth, snow density, and snow water equivalent were measured at the 30 different snow courses during snow season 2015 and 2016 with an average revisit time of 11.4 days. Post-processed daily MODIS snow cover area (SCA) and snow cover duration (SCD) products are presented for the three snow dominated basins (Abou Ali, Ibrahim, and El Kelb) and cover the time period from 01 September 2011 to 31 August 2016.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
    <description descriptionType="Other">The reflected shortwave radiation at Mzar AWS are not reliable for the snow year 2015 due to a bad azimuthal orientation of the sensor.</description>
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