Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Evaluation of a water equivalent of snow cover map in a small catchment area using a geostatistical approach
Authors: Hosang, Jürg
Dettwiler, Katrin
DOI: 10.1002/hyp.3360050308
Published in: Hydrological Processes
Volume(Issue): 5
Issue: 3
Pages: 283
Pages to: 290
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Wiley
ISSN: 0885-6087
Language: English
Subjects: Snow; Geostatistics
Subject (DDC): 500: Natural sciences and mathematics
Abstract: We describe an objective method for evaluating the spatial distribution of water equivalents of the snow cover within a small catchment. Regression analysis is used to quantify the relationship between elevation, presence or absence of forest, and potential direct solar radiation as independent variables and water equivalent as measured at a number of sites. First, this regression relationship is used to interpolate water equivalent data all over the basin area. Then we interpolate the residuals of the regression using a geostatistical approach. Superimposing the results obtained by interpolating the regression relationship and the interpolated residuals eventually yields the water equivalent distribution over the test area. The advantages of the interpolation method used lie in the optimal (effective, unbiased) estimation of the interpolated values as well as in the possibility to quantify the associated estimation variances.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design (IDP)
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