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Title: Change in Total Snowfall in the Contiguous 48 States, 1930-2007
Abstract: This map shows the average rate of change in total snowfall from 1930 to 2007 at 419 weather stations in the contiguous 48 states. Blue circles represent increased snowfall; red circles represent a decrease. This indicator also shows the percentage change in winter snow-to-precipitation ratio from 1949 to 2015 at 265 weather stations in the contiguous 48 states. This ratio measures what percentage of total winter precipitation falls in the form of snow. A decrease (red circle) indicates that more precipitation is falling in the form of rain instead of snow. Yellow indicates streams with no significant change. For more information: www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators Data were provided by Dr. Kenneth Kunkel of NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites. For more information: www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators
Purpose: These data were created to be used for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Change Indicators in the United States.
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Resource(Server) URL: https://www.epa.gov/climatechange
Download URL: https://geodata.epa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OAR_OAP/Snowfall_Indicators/MapServer
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Publication Date: 20160802
Progress: Completed
Frequency: annually
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Begin Date: 19300101
End Date: 20070101
Currentness: Publication date
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West Bounding Longitude: -124.370000
East Bounding Longitude: -69.720000
North Bounding Latitude: 48.980000
South Bounding Latitude: 31.950000
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License http://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
Access: None
Use: None. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currency and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of the EPA would be appreciated.
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Theme Topics: Climate
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Originator: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation
Person: Michael Kolian
Email: kolian.michael@epa.gov
Address Type: mailing and physical address
City: Washington
State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Telephone: (202) 343-9261
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Metadata Date Stamp: 2016-07-29
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998