Validating and improving the critical crack length in SNOWPACK


To validate the critical crack length as implemented in the snow cover model SNOWPACK, PST experiments were conducted for three winter seasons (2015-2017) at two field site above Davos, Switzerland. This dataset contains manually observed snow profiles and stability tests. Furthermore, corresponding SNOWPACK simulations are included. These data were analyzed and results were published in Richter et al. (2019).

Please refer to the Readme file for further details on the data.

These data are the basis of the following publication: Richter, B., Schweizer, J., Rotach, M. W., and van Herwijnen, A.: Validating modeled critical crack length for crack propagation in the snow cover model SNOWPACK, The Cryosphere, 13, 3353–3366,, 2019.

Metadata Access
Creator Bettina, Richter, ORCID logo; Jürg, Schweizer, ORCID logo; Mathias, Rotach, ORCID logoX; Alec, van Herwijnen, ORCID logo
Publisher EnviDat
Publication Year 2019
Funding Reference Swiss National Science Foundation, 200021_169641
Rights odc-odbl; ODbL with Database Contents License (DbCL)
OpenAccess true
Contact envidat(at)
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Version 1.0
Discipline Environmental Sciences
Spatial Coverage (9.788W, 46.808S, 9.809E, 46.829N); Switzerland
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-04-05T00:00:00Z