Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 14, 1829–1848, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1829-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 1829–1848, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1829-2020

Research article 09 Jun 2020

Research article | 09 Jun 2020

The RHOSSA campaign: multi-resolution monitoring of the seasonal evolution of the structure and mechanical stability of an alpine snowpack

Neige Calonne et al.

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WFJ_RHOSSA: Multi-instrument stratigraphy data for the seasonal evolution of an alpine snowpack Neige Calonne, Bettina Richter, Henning Löwe, Cecilia Cetti, Judith ter Schure, Alec Van Herwijnen, Charles Fierz, Matthias Jaggi, and Martin Schneebeli https://doi.org/10.16904/envidat.151

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Short summary
During winter 2015–2016, the standard program to monitor the structure and stability of the snowpack at Weissflujoch, Swiss Alps, was complemented by additional measurements to compare between various traditional and newly developed techniques. Snow micro-penetrometer measurements allowed monitoring of the evolution of the snowpack's internal structure at a daily resolution throughout the winter. We show the potential of such high-resolution data for detailed evaluations of snowpack models.