Downscaled projections of rain/snow partitioning for Alaska

Location: 
Alaska
Duration: 
Jan 2012 to Jun 2013

We combined daily temperature, precipitation, and snowfall data from weather stations throughout Alaska with downscaled gridded temperature projections from SNAP to create a set of downscaled snow projections for Alaska at 771m resolution.  These projections identify the fraction of wet days where precipitation falls as snow rather than rain and can be transformed into estimates of snow water equivalent or SWE by multiplying the data by the total amount of precipitation.  The data are available from SNAP and have already been used by several studies.