30 November 2017 Snow water equivalent in Western Siberia as simulated by land-surface model, satellite data and from ERA-Interim reanalysis
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Proceedings Volume 10466, 23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics; 1046655 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2285333
Event: XXIII International Symposium, Atmospheric and Ocean Optics, Atmospheric Physics, 2017, Irkutsk, Russian Federation
Abstract
Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) in Western Siberia during 1979 to 2013 period was simulated using Land-Surface Model (LSM) SPONSOR forced with meteodata from the ECMWF ERA-Interim reanalysis. Fields of SWE with high spatial and temporal resolution were obtained. Maps of February average SWE were computed for satellite data, reanalysis and SPONSOR model simulations. A comparison between the SWE maps shows a significant uncertainty. It is shown, that none of the methods cannot be currently used as a reference for determining SWE when there is no data of ground-based observations. Simulations using LSM SPONSOR reasonably well reproduce SWE for Central, Eastern and, most probably, the Northern parts of the region.
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D. V. Turkov, V. S. Sokratov, T. B. Titkova, V. A. Semenov, V. V. Popova, "Snow water equivalent in Western Siberia as simulated by land-surface model, satellite data and from ERA-Interim reanalysis", Proc. SPIE 10466, 23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 1046655 (30 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2285333; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2285333
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