Notebook for retrieval of precipitation, air temperature, and snow water equivalent measurements at SNOTEL sites


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Abstract

This notebook has been developed to retrieve precipitation, air temperature, and snow water equivalent measured at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) SNOTEL sites by calling its Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc (CUAHSI) web service. An input file SNOTEL_indices_at_NWM.csv includes site information and is used in the scripts. In the code directory , there are three Jupyter Notebooks.

- SNOTEL_Download_Retrieve_swe_p_snowdepth.ipynb downloads the precipitation and snow water equivalent over each ecoregion. The main function changes the units from inch to mm. The results are CSV files for each variable for each ecoregion.
- SNOTEL_Download_Retrieve_temp downloads the air temperature and the main function changes the unit from F to C. The results are CSV files for each ecoregion.
- SNOTEL_Pre-Processing.ipynb uses an input file, called SNOTEL_indices_at_NWM.csv within the input directory, as well as the downloaded CSV files to create a single file for each variable that includes site information and variables values.

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Spatial

Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
Place/Area Name:
Western U.S.
North Latitude
50.0526°
East Longitude
-101.0094°
South Latitude
29.8250°
West Longitude
-126.1461°

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Data for A Comparison of National Water Model Retrospective Analysis Snow Outputs at SNOTEL Sites Across the Western U.S. Irene Garousi-Nejad · David Tarboton  Public &  Shareable Open Access

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Garousi-Nejad, I., D. Tarboton (2021). Notebook for retrieval of precipitation, air temperature, and snow water equivalent measurements at SNOTEL sites, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/d1fe0668734e4892b066f198c4015b06

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