Current Season Automated Snow Weather Station Data

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Published by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - Knowledge Management
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

The British Columbia Automated Snow Weather Station Network comprises monitoring stations operated by the Ministry of Environment, BC Hydro, Rio Tinto Alcan, the Greater Vancouver Water District and many other partner organizations. There are Automated Snow Weather Stations (ASWS) monitoring sites around the province, mostly in remote and high elevation locations. Station location data are available here. Data is collected hourly and transmitted through the GOES satellites. Remotely sensed snow and meteorological data (snow water equivalent in mm, snow depth in cm, air temperature in degrees Celcius, cumulative precipitation in mm) from ASWS stations are available in near real-time. The current year ASWS data are updated hourly, combining the data for the current water year (October 1st to September 30th) for all active ASWS stations in the province.

Data can be directly accessed via the Real-Time Water tool and the Snow Stations Interactive Map.

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Data Quality

Snow observation data sets are comprised of raw monitoring data. Instrumentation, transmission and transcription errors can occur and the data have not been verified for accuracy. Users must accept responsibility for the use and interpretation of the data.

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NameTony Litke (businessExpert)
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management

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Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2015-10-05
Record Last Modified 2019-06-11
Resource Status onGoing