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This study analyses the subgrid variability of the snow distribution in a Mediterranean region and formulates a parametric approach that includes these scale effects in the physical modelling of snow by means of accumulation–depletion curves associated with snow evolution patterns, by means of terrestrial photography. The results confirm that the use of these on a cell scale provides a solid foundation for the extension of point snow models to larger areas.
Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 805–820, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-805-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 805–820, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-805-2017

Research article 10 Feb 2017

Research article | 10 Feb 2017

Subgrid parameterization of snow distribution at a Mediterranean site using terrestrial photography

Rafael Pimentel et al.

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This study analyses the subgrid variability of the snow distribution in a Mediterranean region and formulates a parametric approach that includes these scale effects in the physical modelling of snow by means of accumulation–depletion curves associated with snow evolution patterns, by means of terrestrial photography. The results confirm that the use of these on a cell scale provides a solid foundation for the extension of point snow models to larger areas.
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