Russian Meteorology and Hydrology

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 72–78 | Cite as

Assessment of the Snow Cover Effect on Soil Surface Temperature from Observational Data

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Abstract

A method is proposed for calculating the effective thermal conductivity of snow cover based on the data on snow surface temperature and soil temperature measured at weather stations. The quantitative estimates of the snow cover effect on soil temperature are presented. The spatial differences in this effect are described. The results obtained significantly enhance the opportunities of applying simple models to forecast permafrost conditions under the climate change.

Keywords

Thermalcon ductivity snow cover soil temperature permafrost quantitative estimates modeling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information–World Data CenterObninsk, Kaluga oblastRussia
  2. 2.State Hydrological InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia

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