Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 10, 1859–1881, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-1859-2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 1859–1881, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-1859-2016
Research article
25 Aug 2016
Research article | 25 Aug 2016

Multilevel spatiotemporal validation of snow/ice mass balance and runoff modeling in glacierized catchments

Florian Hanzer et al.

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The hydroclimatological model AMUNDSEN is set up to simulate snow and ice accumulation, ablation, and runoff for a study region in the Ötztal Alps (Austria) in the period 1997–2013. A new validation concept is introduced and demonstrated by evaluating the model performance using several independent data sets, e.g. snow depth measurements, satellite-derived snow maps, lidar data, glacier mass balances, and runoff measurements.