GPS-derived data of SWE, HS and LWC and corresponding validation data

This dataset includes GPS-derived snow water equivalent (SWE), snow depth (HS) and liquid water content (LWC) data for three entire snow-covered seasons (2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018) at the study plot Weissfluhjoch 2540 m a.s.l. (Davos, Switzerland). The procedure to derive these snow properties is described in Koch et al. (2019). The novel approach is based on a combination of GPS signal attenuation and time delay.

The dataset also includes corresponding validation data for SWE and HS measured at Weissfluhjoch, and some additional meteorological data used for interpretation of the snow cover evolution.

Please refer to the Read-me file for further details on the data.

These data are the basis of the following publication:

Koch, F., Henkel, P., Appel, F., Schmid, L., Bach, H., Lamm, M., Prasch, M., Schweizer, J., and Mauser, W., 2019. Retrieval of snow water equivalent, liquid water content and snow height of dry and wet snow by combining GPS signal attenuation and time delay. Water Resources Research, 55.


Franziska Koch; Patrick Henkel; Florian Appel; Wolfram Mauser; Jürg Schweizer (2018). GPS-derived data of SWE, HS and LWC and corresponding validation data. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.56.

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DOI 10.16904/envidat.56
  • Name: Franziska Koch  Affiliation: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences  Email: franziska.kochfoo(at)  ORCID: 0000-0001-5826-295X  DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Curation, Software, Publication
  • Name: Patrick Henkel  Affiliation: Advanced Navigation Solutions GmbH  Email: patrick.henkelfoo(at)  ORCID: 0000-0003-2934-3456  DataCRediT: Validation, Software, Publication
  • Name: Florian Appel  Affiliation: Vista Remote Sensing GmbH  Email: appelfoo(at)  ORCID: 0000-0002-1907-9076  DataCRediT: Validation, Software, Publication
  • Name: Wolfram Mauser  Affiliation: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München  Email: w.mauserfoo(at)  ORCID: 0000-0002-2963-8759  DataCRediT: Publication, Supervision
  • Name: Jürg Schweizer  Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF  Email: schweizerfoo(at)  ORCID: 0000-0001-5076-2968  DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Publication
Contact Person Name: Franziska Koch  Email: franziska.kochfoo(at)  Affiliation: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences  ORCID: 0000-0001-5826-295X
Publication Publisher: EnviDat  Year: 2018
  • Type: Collected  Date: 2015-10-01  End Date: 2018-07-31
Version 1.0
Type Dataset
General Type Dataset
Language English
Location Switzerland
License Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL)    [Open Data]
Last Updated June 7, 2019, 07:31 (CEST)
Created November 14, 2018, 18:44 (CET)