Snow Spotter Canopy-Snow Interception Dataset #1
This dataset was used in a manuscript titled "Evaluating multiple canopy-snow unloading parameterizations in SUMMA with time-lapse photography characterized by citizen scientists" submitted to AGU WRR by the corresponding first-author, Cassie A. Lumbrazo (email@example.com).
An excerpt from the manuscript is provided below. Please see the published manuscript for the full dataset summary and the dataset ReadMe file for information on the dataset structure.
Time-lapse images from high-resolution digital cameras were collected from the PhenoCam Network (Milliman et al., 2018), the 2017 NASA SnowEx Field Campaign (Currier et al., 2019; Kim et al., 2017), and the Olympic Mountain Experiment (OLYMPEX) ground validation campaign (Currier et al., 2017; Houze et al., 2017; Lundquist et al., 2018). These images were then uploaded to a citizen science platform called Zooniverse (Zooniverse.org) and classified by thousands of volunteers as part of the Snow Spotter project.
The goal of Snow Spotter was to mobilize citizen scientists to collect information about canopy interception. A total of 6,700 volunteer citizen scientists responded to questions about 13,600 images from sites across the United States to create this first canopy-snow interception Snow Spotter dataset.