Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Research article
27 Mar 2015
Research article |  | 27 Mar 2015

Verification of analysed and forecasted winter precipitation in complex terrain

M. Schirmer and B. Jamieson


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ED: Publish as is (25 Feb 2015) by Valentina Radic
Short summary
Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models are rarely verified for mountainous regions during the winter season, although avalanche forecasters and other decision makers frequently rely on NWP models. We verified two NWP models (GEM-LAM and GEM15) and a precipitation analysis system (CaPA) at approximately 100 stations in the mountains of western Canada and northwestern USA. Ultrasonic snow depth sensors and snow pillows were used to observe daily precipitation amounts.