DISCHMEX - High-resolution WRF simulations in complex alpine terrain and station measurements

The data presented here corresponds to the publication "Spatial variability in snow precipitation and accumulation in COSMO-WRF simulations and radar estimations over complex terrain" (Gerber et al., 2018a), which investigates the precipitation variability of snow precipitation in the central northern part of the Grisons (CH) and the publication "The importance of near-surface winter precipitation processes in complex alpine terrain" (Gerber et al., 2018b). The dataset contains:

  • WRFsimulations: WRF simulation output for simulations with 4x (14x) terrain smoothing with an output timestep of 30 min/5 min and horizontal grid spacings of 1350 m, 450 m, 150 m and 50 m (currently: data available upon request).
  • StationData: Meteorological station data of 18 meteorological stations in the central northern part of the Grisons with 30 minute resolution for the period 1 January 2016 till 1 May 2016.
  • ADS80data: Photogrammetrically determined snow depth distribution data over the Dischma valley for the 26 January 2016 and 9 March 2016. Snow heights are corrected for buildings, vegetation (> 1m), outliers, and pixles, which are obivously snow-free on the pictures (Bühler et al., 2015). In addition the snow depth differences (snow depth on 9 March 2016 minus snow depth on 26 January 2016) are provided.

For more details about the simulation and observation data, see Gerber et al., 2018 and Gerber and Sharma (2018).

Publications:

Bühler, Y., Marty, M., Egli, L., Veitinger, J., Jonas, T., Thee, P., and Ginzler, C.: Snow depth mapping in high-alpine catchments using digital photogrammetry. Cryosphere, 9, 229–243, doi:10.5194/tc-9-229-2015, 2015.

Gerber, F., Besic, N., Sharma, V., Mott, R., Daniels, M., Gabella, M., Berne, A., Germann, U., and Lehning, M.: Spatial variability in snow precipitation and accumulation in COSMO-WRF simulations and radar estimations over complex terrain, The Cryosphere, 12, 3137–3160, doi:10.5194/tc-12-3137-2018, 2018.

Gerber, F., Mott, R. and Lehning, M.: The importance of near-surface winter precipitation processes in complex alpine terrain, Journal of Hydrometeorology, accepted, 2018.

Gerber, F., and Sharma, V.: Running COSMO-WRF on very-high resolution over complex terrain. Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences CRYOS, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. doi:10.16904/envidat.35, 2018.

Funding Information:

This work was supported by:
  • Funding information not available.

Citation:

Gerber, Franziska; Sharma, Varun; Mott, Rebecca; Daniels, Megan; Lehning, Michael (2018). DISCHMEX - High-resolution WRF simulations in complex alpine terrain and station measurements. Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences, School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. doi:10.16904/envidat.50.

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DOI 10.16904/envidat.50
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  • Given Name: Franziska  Family Name: Gerber  Email: franziska.gerberfoo(at)epfl.ch  Affiliation: CRYOS, EPFL  Additional Affiliation : WSL-SLF
  • Given Name: Varun  Family Name: Sharma  Email: varun.sharmafoo(at)epfl.ch  Affiliation: CRYOS, EPFL
  • Given Name: Rebecca  Family Name: Mott  Email: mottfoo(at)slf.ch  Affiliation: KIT/IMK_IFU  Additional Affiliation : WSL-SLF
  • Given Name: Megan  Family Name: Daniels  Email: mhdanielsfoo(at)gmail.com  Affiliation: unaffiliated
  • Given Name: Michael  Family Name: Lehning  Email: lehningfoo(at)slf.ch  Affiliation: CRYOS, EPFL  Additional Affiliation : WSL-SLF
Contact Person Given Name: Franziska  Family Name: Gerber  Email: franziska.gerberfoo(at)epfl.ch  Affiliation: Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences, School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland and WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos, Switzerland
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Publication Publisher: Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences, School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland  Year: 2018
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  • Type: Created  Date: 2018-12-06
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Type Dataset
General Type Dataset
Language English
Location central northern part of the Grisons
Content License ODbL with Database Contents License (DbCL)    [Open Data]
Last Updated November 3, 2019, 20:53 (CET)
Created June 27, 2018, 09:55 (CEST)

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