Author: Léo Viallon-Galinier

Forcing and evaluating detailed snow cover models with stratigraphy observations

Snow cover models designed to simulate the detailed snowpack stratigraphy have generally been evaluated on bulk or surface properties, but not on the detailed stratigraphy, whereas a large number of snow profiles are collected in observer networks. We introduce a method to (1) directly compare simulated and observed snow layering and (2) allow for the insertion of observed profile to initialize a snow cover model, which reduce simulation errors, especially at short time scales (days to weeks).

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