Title Snow distribution over the Namco Lake area of the Tibetan Plateau
Author Li, M.; Ma, Y.; Hu, Z.; Ishikawa, H.; Oku, Y.
Author Affil Li, M., Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cold and Arid Region Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Lanzhou, China. Other: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, China; Kyoto University, Japan
Source Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS), 13(11), p.2023-2030, . Publisher: Copernicus GmbH on behalf of the European Geosciences Union, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany. ISSN: 1027-5606
Publication Date 2009
Notes In English. Part of special issue no. 91, Advances in land surface hydrological processes - field observations, modeling and data assimilation, edited by Su, Z., Wen, J., and Wagner, W., http://www.hydrol-earth-syst- sci.net/special_issue91.html; published in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions: 16 February 2009, http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci- discuss.net/6/843/2009/hessd-6-843-2009 .html; accessed in Jan., 2011; abstract: doi:10.5194/hess-13-2023-2009. 15 refs. GeoRef Acc. No: 309603
Index Terms atmospheric circulation; precipitation (meteorology); boundary layer; meteorology; snow; snowfall; solar radiation; wind (meteorology); Asia--Tibetan Plateau; China-- Xizang; Asia; atmospheric precipitation; China; Far East; monsoons; Nam Co Lake; numerical models; Nyainqentanglha Mountains; seasonal variations; spatial distribution; Tibetan Plateau; troposphere; winds; Xizang China
Abstract The mesoscale snow distribution over the Namco lake area of the Tibetan Plateau on October 2005 has been investigated in this paper. The base and revised experiments were conducted using the Weather Research Model (WRF) with three nested grids that included a 1 km finest grid centered on the Namco station. Our simulation ran from 6 October through to 10 October 2005, which was concurrent with long term meteorological observations. Evaluation against boundary layer meteorological tower measurements and flux observations showed that the model captured the observed 2 m temperature and 10 m winds reasonably well in the revised experiment. The results suggest that output snow depth maximum amounts from two simulated experiments were centered downwind of the Namco lakeshore. Modified surface state variable, for example, surface skin temperature on the lake help to increase simulated credibility.
URL http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/13/2023/2009/hess-13-2023-2009.pdf
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 65006505