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SQL Database software for SnowEx data

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Database access and tools for using the SnowEx database. This tool is simply a client for accessing the database using python

WARNING - This is under active development in preparation for SnowEx Hackweek. Use at your own risk. Data will change as it is QA/QC’d and the end goal is for all data in this database to be pulled from NSIDC. The goal is for this to become a community database open to all.


  • Database access for SnowEx Database

  • Analysis tools

  • Useful conversions to pandas and geopandas

  • Lots of examples


If you are just planning on using the database, then only install the python package instructions below.

I just want to use it

Install using pip:

pip install snowexsql

I want to contribute!

Install the python package by:

python3 install

If you are planning on running the tests or building the docs below also run:

pip install -r requirements_dev.txt

If you are using conda you may need to reinstall the following using conda:

  • Jupyter notebook

  • nbconvert


Quickly test your installation by running:


The goal of this project is to have high fidelity in data interpretation/submission to the database. To see the current test coverage run:

make coverage


There is a whole host of resources for users in the documentation. It has been setup for you to preview in your browser.

In there you will find:

  • Examples of database use

  • Database structure

  • API to the python package snowexsql

  • Links to other resources

  • Notes about the data uploaded

  • And more!

To see the documentation in your browser:

Warning: To see the examples/gallery, the snowex db needs to be up. Otherwise they will be left with the last image submitted to GitHub.

make docs


0.1.0 (2020-06-12)

  • Project Created.

Hack Week 2021 (2021-07-15)

  • Fully deployed database with around 100 users

  • Uploaded with fully reproducible DB using Snowex Data for Grand Mesa 2020

  • Timezones all in Mountain Standard

0.2.0 Repo Split (2022-06-20)

  • Repo was split into an access client and a db builder to reduce overhead

  • snowexsql is now an access client and python tools to make life easy

  • snowex_db is now a repo containing all necessary assets to build db.

0.3.0 (2022-07-6)

  • New columns were added to the LayerData table for flags

  • Converted surveyors to observers

  • Changed utm zone to be an integer

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