The Development and Comparison of Two Snow Accumulation - Ablation Models

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Title:
The Development and Comparison of Two Snow Accumulation - Ablation Models
Author:
Streubel, David P.
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A simple single layer finite difference snow model was developed and compared with the snow model in the Biosphere - Atmosphere Transfer Scheme (BATS) land surface model. Both models were run from a constrained set of data and output from a simple solar radiation algorithm developed for the study. Dew point, wind speed, air temperature, precipitation, sky cover, and ceiling heights were the only meteorological data required. The models were tested on a two year time series of data from the NOAA-ARS research watershed near Danville, Vermont. The comparison of modeled and measured water equivalent during both the entire snow season and accumulation season showed that the BATS snow model performed better than the simple finite difference model.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Ablation (Aerothermodynamics) -- Mathematical models.; Snow Measurement.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Shuttleworth, William James

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Development and Comparison of Two Snow Accumulation - Ablation Modelsen_US
dc.creatorStreubel, David P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorStreubel, David P.en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA simple single layer finite difference snow model was developed and compared with the snow model in the Biosphere - Atmosphere Transfer Scheme (BATS) land surface model. Both models were run from a constrained set of data and output from a simple solar radiation algorithm developed for the study. Dew point, wind speed, air temperature, precipitation, sky cover, and ceiling heights were the only meteorological data required. The models were tested on a two year time series of data from the NOAA-ARS research watershed near Danville, Vermont. The comparison of modeled and measured water equivalent during both the entire snow season and accumulation season showed that the BATS snow model performed better than the simple finite difference model.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAblation (Aerothermodynamics) -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSnow Measurement.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairShuttleworth, William Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBales, Rogeren_US
dc.identifier.oclc213875530en_US
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