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Snow cover and temperature relationships in North America and EurasiaIn this study the snow cover extent during the autumn months in both North America and Eurasia has been related to the ensuing winter temperature as measured at several locations near the center of each continent. The relationship between autumn snow cover and the ensuing winter temperatures was found to be much better for Eurasia than for North America. For Eurasia the average snow cover extent during the autumn explained as much as 52 percent of the variance in the winter (December-February) temperatures compared to only 12 percent for North America. However, when the average winter snow cover was correlated with the average winter temperature it was found that the relationship was better for North America than for Eurasia. As much as 46 percent of the variance in the winter temperature was explained by the winter snow cover in North America compared to only 12 percent in Eurasia.
Document ID
19830057921
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Foster, J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Owe, M. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Rango, A. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Earth Survey Applications Div., Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1983
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology
Volume: 22
ISSN: 0733-3021
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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