Spatial Snow Cover Processes at Kühtai and Reynolds Creek

David G. Tarboton, Utah State University
Günter Blöschl
Keith Cooley
Robert Kirnbauer
Charles H. Luce


In many climates, predicting and understanding the spatio-temporal variability of snow related quantities plays a key role in catchment hydrology. Practical applications include the prediction of snowmelt induced floods and the estimation of water yield from snow covered catchments for water resources management. The snow cover is also a key link in the climate system via its effect on the surface energy and water balance, so its accurate representation is essential to a better...