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Model code and observational data for the South Saskatchewan River Basin multi-physics CLASS

Description: A refined land surface scheme was developed for application over the South Saskatchewan River Basin. The Canadian Land Surface Scheme (CLASS) version 3.6 coupled to the Prairie Blowing Snow Model (PBSM) was used as the modelling platform within MESH. A multi-physics version of CLASS-PBSM was developed, consisting of two parameterisation options each for fifteen processes, with focus on winter hydrological processes. Energy balance, soil and snow processes were all considered, and each configuration of the multi-physics CLASS-PBSM was evaluated against field observations (snow water equivalent and soil moisture ) from four sites (Cypress Hills, Innisfail East and Kneehill Valley, Kenaston, and Marmot Creek). The model code is included in a zip file. The field observations are included in an excel spreadsheet.
Authors: MacDonald, Matthew K.; University of Edinburgh; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8794-4404 ORCID iD
Essery, Richard L. H.; University of Edinburgh; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1756-9095 ORCID iD
Pomeroy, John; University of Saskatchewan; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4782-7457 ORCID iD
Keywords: CLASS
South Saskatchewan River Basin
Snow
Soil moisture
Date: 26-Feb-2021
Publisher: Federated Research Data Repository / dépôt fédéré de données de recherche
URI: https://doi.org/10.20383/102.0317
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Geographic Coverage: 
Place Name
South Saskatchewan River Basin
Country
Canada
Geolocation Box: 
West Longitude
-115.1833
East Longitude
-16.4667
North Latitude
51.9967
South Latitude
49.6333
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Citation
MacDonald, M. , Essery, R. , Pomeroy, J. (2021) Model code and observational data for the South Saskatchewan River Basin multi-physics CLASS. Federated Research Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.20383/102.0317