Yesterday's snow cover extent across Northern Hemisphere lands. For more daily charts,
including the departure from satellite-era normal, click the map.
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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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.
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.2021 Annual Report
Annual snow cover extent (SCE) over Northern Hemisphere lands averaged 24.3 million square kilometers in 2021. This is 0.6 million sq. km less than the 1991-2020 mean and ranks as the 7th least extensive cover on record... [download]Support
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