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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1741-1756, 2017
http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/21/1741/2017/
doi:10.5194/hess-21-1741-2017
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Research article
24 Mar 2017
Modelling liquid water transport in snow under rain-on-snow conditions – considering preferential flow
Sebastian Würzer et al.

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We discuss a dual-domain water transport model in a physics-based snowpack model to account for preferential flow (PF) in addition to matrix flow. So far no operationally used snow model has explicitly accounted for PF. The new approach is compared to existing water transport models and validated against in situ data from sprinkling and natural rain-on-snow (ROS) events. Our work demonstrates the benefit of considering PF in modelling hourly snowpack runoff, especially during ROS conditions.
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