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Title: EFAS snow water equivalent anomaly


This data set contains for the whole of Europe two layers on the anomaly of snow water equivalent. Both visualize the deviation of the estimated snow water equivalent from the average long-term normal. One layer is based on satellite information and the other one on the output of our hydrological model.

Brief information on the individual layers: 1) Satellite-derived snow water equivalent anomaly: Standardized snowpack indicator provided by the Finnish Meteorological Institute. This product is derived from the pan-European Snow Water Equivalent from satellite microwave radiometry blended by snow-measurements from meteorological stations. The classes indicate the deviation of the relative volume of the snow pack on a 10 daily basis compared to the reference period 1979 - 2010. For more information visit

2) Model-derived snow water equivalent anomaly: Deviation of ...

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2017):  EFAS snow water equivalent anomaly. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2017-03-06
Landing page
Update frequency as needed
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT
EuroVoc concept(s) atmospheric conditions; bad weather; hydrology; meteorology
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Geographic bounding box

67° N, 41° E, 27° S, -11.5° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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