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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; ORCID iD 0000-0002-8794-4404
Essery, Richard L. H.; University of Edinburgh; ORCID iD 0000-0003-1756-9095
Pomeroy, John; University of Saskatchewan; ORCID iD 0000-0002-4782-7457
Keywords: CLASS
South Saskatchewan River Basin
Soil moisture
Field of Research: 
Earth and related environmental sciences
Soil hydrology
Publication Date: 2021-02-26
Publisher: Federated Research Data Repository / dépôt fédéré de données de recherche
Funder: Scottish Overseas Students Awards Scheme
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Canada Research Chairs (CRC)
Related Identifiers: 
Geographic Coverage: 
Place Name
South Saskatchewan River Basin
Geolocation Box: 
West Longitude
East Longitude
North Latitude
South Latitude
Appears in Collections:Global Water Futures

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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.