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Volume 12, issue 6 | Copyright
The Cryosphere, 12, 2123-2145, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2123-2018
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Research article 21 Jun 2018

Research article | 21 Jun 2018

Forcing the SURFEX/Crocus snow model with combined hourly meteorological forecasts and gridded observations in southern Norway

Hanneke Luijting et al.
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Discipline: Snow | Subject: Energy Balance Obs/Modelling
Observations and simulations of the seasonal evolution of snowpack cold content and its relation to snowmelt and the snowpack energy budget
Keith S. Jennings, Timothy G. F. Kittel, and Noah P. Molotch
The Cryosphere, 12, 1595-1614, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1595-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1595-2018, 2018
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Knowledge of the snow reservoir is important for energy production and water resource management. In this study, a detailed snow model is run over southern Norway with two different sets of forcing data. The results show that forcing data consisting of post-processed data from a numerical weather model (observations assimilated into the raw weather predictions) are most promising for snow simulations when larger regions are evaluated.
Knowledge of the snow reservoir is important for energy production and water resource...
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