Modelling Seasonally Freezing Ground Conditions
Final technical rept. Aug 1987-Mar 1989
BRISTOL UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM) DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY
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A prototype catchment scale distributed snow melt model SNOMO is developed for areas experiencing seasonally freezing ground conditions. SNOMO is based on the energy budget approach and is designed to account for variation in slope aspect and slope angle. This report contains the background to the development of SNOMO as well as a code listing of the prototype model. Validation in the complete sense has yet to be undertaken, although data for this purpose was obtained from 2 field seasons at W3 Research Watershed in Vermont through collaboration with CRREL. Keywords Frozen soils Seasonal variations Snow cover distribution Watershed drainage Snow melting Computer programs Vegetation Great Britain.
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost