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Standardised Snow Pack Index - ERA5_QM SSPI-10

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The Standardized Snow Pack Index (SSPI) represents a standardized measure of what a certain value of snow water equivalent (SWE) averaged over the selected time period means in relation to the expected value for this period. SSPI is computed the same way as the SPI (using gamma distribution), except for being based on daily SWE timeseries instead of daily precipitation. It is calculated using the average SWE over a period of 10 and 30 days. The value of the SSPI index around 0 represents the normal expected conditions for the average SWE in the selected period based on the long-term average (1981-2020). The value of 1 represents approximately one standard deviation of the surplus, while the value of -1 is about one standard deviation of the deficit. SWE data used as input for the calculation of SSPI are derived using a modified version of the deterministic snow model SNOWGRID-CL, with downscaled ERA5 data used as model input data. Contains modified Copernicus Climate Change Service information [1978-current year]; Contains modified Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information [1978-current year].


Slovenian Environment Agency, & Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics. (2022). Standardised Snow Pack Index - ERA5_QM SSPI-10 (Version 1.0) [Data set]. Eurac Research. https://doi.org/10.48784/0ca021a6-7942-11ec-a314-02000a08f41d

collection, SSPI, standardised snow pack index, ERA5, SNOWGRID, cct, N/A, Land use, Land cover

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Eurac Research - Institute for Earth Observation
Viale Druso, 1 / Drususallee 1, Eurac Research, Bolzano, Autonomous Province of Bolzano, 39100, Italy

1978-12-31T12:00:00Z 2023-11-27T12:00:00Z

WGS-84 (3035:EPSG)



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# login ----
host = "https://openeo.eurac.edu"
con = connect(host = host)

# check login ---

# load collection - save result ----
p = processes()
data = p$load_collection(id = "ADO_SSPI_10d_SNOWGRID", 
                                             spatial_extent = list(west = 4.056369,
                                                                                 east = 17.360183,
                                                                                 south = 42.853812,
                                                                                 north = 50.310635),
                                             temporal_extent = list("1978-12-31T12:00:00Z", "2023-11-27T12:00:00Z"))
result = p$save_result(data = data, format="netCDF")

# download results ----
# either directly (suitable for smaller requests)
                             format = "netCDF",
                             output_file = "ADO_SSPI_10d_SNOWGRID.nc", 
                             con = eurac)

# or start a batch job (suitable for larger requests)
job_id = create_job(graph = result,
                                   title = "ADO_SSPI_10d_SNOWGRID",
                                   description = "ADO_SSPI_10d_SNOWGRID",
                                   format = "netCDF")
start_job(job = job_id)
result_list = list_results(job = job_id)
download_results(job = job_id, folder = ".")
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#pip install openeo
import openeo

# login ----
euracHost        = "https://openeo.eurac.edu"
eurac = openeo.connect(euracHost).authenticate_oidc(client_id="openEO_PKCE")

# load collection - save result ----
data = eurac.load_collection("ADO_SSPI_10d_SNOWGRID",spatial_extent={'west':4.056369,'east':17.360183,'south':42.853812,'north':50.310635},temporal_extent=["1978-12-31T12:00:00Z", "2023-11-27T12:00:00Z"])

result = data.save_result(format="NetCDF")

# download results ----
# either directly (suitable for smaller requests, closes the connection after 2 minutes)

# or start a batch job (suitable for larger requests, e.g. when .download() timeouts)

job = result.create_job(title = "ADO_SSPI_10d_SNOWGRID",description = "ADO_SSPI_10d_SNOWGRID",out_format = "netCDF")
jobId = job.job_id

jobResults = job.get_results()

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