Articles | Volume 27, issue 2
Research article
20 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 20 Jan 2023

A snow and glacier hydrological model for large catchments – case study for the Naryn River, central Asia

Sarah Shannon, Anthony Payne, Jim Freer, Gemma Coxon, Martina Kauzlaric, David Kriegel, and Stephan Harrison

Data sets

MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 500 m SIN Grid, Version 6 D. K. Hall and G. A. Riggs

Model code and software

sarahshannon/DECIPHeR-glacier: DECIPHeR-glacier (v1.1) S. Shannon

Short summary
Climate change poses a potential threat to water supply in glaciated river catchments. In this study, we added a snowmelt and glacier melt model to the Dynamic fluxEs and ConnectIvity for Predictions of HydRology model (DECIPHeR). The model is applied to the Naryn River catchment in central Asia and is found to reproduce past change discharge and the spatial extent of seasonal snow cover well.