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Catalog Record: SNOTEL Monitoring Network
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Organizations

NRCS
Primary

SNOTEL Monitoring Network

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) installs, operates, and maintains an extensive, automated system (SNOwpack TELemetry or SNOTEL) designed to collect snowpack and related climatic data in the Western United States and Alaska. In 1935, NRCS, then the Soil Conservation Service, established a formal cooperative Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting (SS-WSF) Program to conduct snow surveys and develop accurate and reliable water supply forecasts. The Program operates under technical guidance from the NRCS National Water and Climate Center (NWCC).With 50-80 percent of the water supply in the West arriving in the form of snow, data on snow pack provide critical information to decisionmakers and water managers throughout the West.

SNOTEL provides a reliable and cost effective means of collecting snowpack and other meteorological data needed to produce water supply forecasts and support the resource management activities of NRCS and others.

Data Collection Sites within the North Slope include: Ikalukrok Creek, Kelly Station, Prudhoe Bay, Sagwon, Imnaviat Creek, and Atigun Pass

Ongoing
1983-12-31
2019-12-31

Data and Resources

  • View website

    Website :: Ikalukrok Creek

    http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nwcc/site?sitenum=965&state=ak

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    Website :: Kelly Station

    http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nwcc/site?sitenum=1175&state=ak

  • View website

    Website :: Prudhoe Bay

    http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nwcc/site?sitenum=1177&state=ak

  • View website

    Website :: Sagwon

    http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nwcc/site?sitenum=1183&state=ak

  • View website

    Website :: Imnaviat Creek

    http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nwcc/site?sitenum=968&state=ak

  • View website

    Website :: Atigun Pass

    http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nwcc/site?sitenum=957&state=ak

  • View website

    Website :: NRCS SNOTEL

    https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/

Status: Ongoing
Start Date: 1983/12/31
Type: Data
End Date: 2019/12/31
Primary Contacts
Name: Daniel Fisher
Email: daniel.fisher@ak.usda.gov
Primary Organizations
Type
National Resources Conservation Service
Federal

Regions
Alaska, North Slope

Collections
Ongoing North Slope Projects
Long-term Monitoring

Direct Record Link
http://catalog.northslopescience.org/catalog/entries/3511-snotel-monitoring-network
Direct Full Map Link
http://catalog.northslopescience.org/catalog/entries/3511-snotel-monitoring-network/map