Simulating of lateral snow redistribution processes

Wind-driven snow redistribution

A terrain-based parameterization to account for wind-driven snow redistribution is implemented in openAMUNDSEN. It is a static approach based on topographic openness that applies a redistribution factor on the interpolated solid precipitation field. Details are described in Hanzer et al. (2016).

Choose and configure method in openAMUNDSEN

  - method: srf


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  • Warscher, M., Strasser, U., Kraller, G., Marke, T., Franz, H. and Kunstmann, H. (2013): Performance of complex snow cover descriptions in a distributed hydrological model system - A case study for the high alpine terrain of the berchtesgaden alps. WRR 49, 2619-2637,

  • Yokoyama, R., Shirasawa, M., and Pike, R. J. (2002): Visualizing topography by openness: a new application of image processing to digital elevation models, Photogram. Eng. Remote Sens., 68, 257–266.