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Latest snow depth observation

Satellite snow cover

Satellite snow cover


The presence - or absence - of snow cover has a large impact in many areas including animal life and reproduction, human activities, atmospheric processes and the Earth’s surface energy balance. Snow depth observations, and snow cover products are thus of interest for a wide range of fields.

Snow activites at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute include:

  • Ground observations of snow depth can be selected from a map here.

  • Satellite monitoring of regional snow cover.

  • Historical global snow cover products from satellite data.