Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 12, 2123–2145, 2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 2123–2145, 2018

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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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.