Liquid Water in Snow – Measurement Techniques and Modeling Approaches

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 2 April 2014 to 4 April 2014

Where: Davos, Switzerland


This workshop is dedicated to both snow hydrologists and researchers dealing with avalanche formation, as well as scientists from the remote sensing and glaciology communities aiming at retrieving snow water equivalents. The workshop will last 2 full days and is organized by SLF Davos and IUP Heidelberg. We expect the number of attendees to be rather small (30-50 people) so that there will be ample room for exchange and discussions. The goal is to gather specialists from renowned research institutions worldwide. The first day will be dedicated to measuring techniques whereas on the second the focus will be on modeling approaches. We plan to open both workshop days with a keynote lecture.

Furthermore, we plan to organize an optional field trip to our field test site at Weissfluhjoch the day after the workshop with the aim of providing hands-on field experience on the different measurements techniques.

Aims and scope of the workshop include:

  • Compare different measurement techniques and their accuracy
  • Learn more on current assumptions to model liquid water transport and storage in snow
  • Gather ideas to obtain good validation and verification data

If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to: mitterer(at) no later than 15 January 2014. In case you want to present your work, please submit an abstract to: mitterer(at) no later than 15 January 2014.

The workshop will be organized as informal meeting; conference fees will be kept low (<US $100).