As part of a study for a proposed hydropower facility, the authors conducted extensive field observations in the Upper Susitna basin, a 13,289 kilometers squared (5,130 miles squared) glacierized catchment in central Alaska, in 2012-2014. This comprehensive data set includes meteorological, glacier mass balance, snow cover, and soil measurements. We also include digitized snow depth data from a set of similar observations collected in the 1980s. The data will be useful for hydrological and glaciological studies, including modeling efforts.


Bliss, A.K., Hock, R., Wolken, G.J., Whorton, E.N., Aubry-Wake, C., Braun, J., Gusmeroli, A., Harrison, W.D., Hoffman, A., Liljedahl, A.K., and Zhang, J.. 2019. Glaciers and climate of the upper Susitna Basin, Alaska; supporting data. Department of Natural Resources, Geological & Geophysical Surveys. DOI: 10.14509/30138.