Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 15, 743–769, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-743-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 743–769, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-743-2021

Research article 17 Feb 2021

Research article | 17 Feb 2021

Multi-scale snowdrift-permitting modelling of mountain snowpack

Vincent Vionnet et al.

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Mountain snow cover provides critical supplies of fresh water to downstream users. Its accurate prediction requires inclusion of often-ignored processes. A multi-scale modelling strategy is presented that efficiently accounts for snow redistribution. Model accuracy is assessed via airborne lidar and optical satellite imagery. With redistribution the model captures the elevation–snow depth relation. Redistribution processes are required to reproduce spatial variability, such as around ridges.