Title: The GEOTOP snow module. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2004 
Availability: Hydrological Processes 18(18), 3667-3679. 
Author 1/Producer: Zanotti F. 
Other Authors/Producers: Endrizzi S., Bertoldi G., Rigon R. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: Wiley 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/109856910/abstrac ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Soil-->Soil Overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->River basin management
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Long description: GEOTOP, a distributed model of the hydrological cycle, based on digital elevation models (DEMs), calculates the discharge at the basin outlet and estimates the local and distributed values of several hydro-meteorological quantities. This paper presented a snow accumulation and melt module implemented within GEOTOP. The snow module solves soil-snow energy and mass exchanges, and, together with a runoff production module, is embedded in a more general energy balance model that provides all the boundary conditions required. An application to an alpine catchment monitored by an in situ snow-depth sensor is discussed and GEOTOP is shown to give results comparable to those of more complex models. 
Link to Project(s): AQUATERRA Integrated modelling of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater system; advanced tools for the management of catchment areas and river basins in the context of global change
Submitted By: Dr Antony Chapman WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 30/04/2009

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