Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Methods for assessment of models
15 Jan 2021
Methods for assessment of models |  | 15 Jan 2021

Snow profile alignment and similarity assessment for aggregating, clustering, and evaluating snowpack model output for avalanche forecasting

Florian Herla, Simon Horton, Patrick Mair, and Pascal Haegeli


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AR by Florian Herla on behalf of the Authors (28 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Nov 2020) by Fabien Maussion
RR by Matthieu Lafaysse (12 Nov 2020)
ED: Publish as is (16 Nov 2020) by Fabien Maussion
AR by Florian Herla on behalf of the Authors (26 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The adoption of snowpack models in support of avalanche forecasting has been limited. To promote their operational application, we present a numerical method for processing multivariate snow stratigraphy profiles of mixed data types. Our algorithm enables applications like dynamical grouping and summarizing of model simulations, model evaluation, and data assimilation. By emulating the human analysis process, our approach will allow forecasters to familiarly interact with snowpack simulations.