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December 7, 2021

Yesterday's snow cover extent across Northern Hemisphere lands. For more daily charts, including the departure from satellite-era normal, click the map.  

Enhanced Weekly SCE

24 km weekly snow extent now available from Sep. 1980 forward. Download the netCDF or see more details at NSIDC. Enhanced maps at 24 km resolution, including daily departures are coming soon.

Snow Extent CDR

Rutgers University Global Snow Lab maps, figures and tabular data are generated from the Northern Hemisphere SCE CDR v01r01. This is the latest version, now available from NCEI.
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About the GSL

Welcome to the Rutgers University Global Snow Lab. Here you will find various unique products regarding global snow cover. Maps, graphic products and tabular data are available.

 

November 2021

Average snow cover extent for the latest month. Based on Rutgers GSL analysis of NOAA daily snow maps. For more results, including the monthly departure from normal for this and other months back to the late 1960s click the map.

2020 Annual Report

Annual snow cover extent (SCE) over Northern Hemisphere lands averaged 24.1 million square kilometers in 2020. This is 1.0 million sq. km less than the 51-year average and ranks as the 4th least extensive cover on record... [download]

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Support for the development and maintenance of this website is provided through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Data Record Program.