ESSEM COST Action ES1404: A European network for a harmonised monitoring of snow for the benefit of climate change scenarios, hydrology and numerical weather prediction

Working Groups

The Action will produce freely available deliverables, only achievable through multidisciplinary interactions:

  • A web-based overview/data portal of snow observations, measurements and instruments with links to existing real-time snow databases
  • A synthesis and strategic recommendations report.
  • A review and practical guide on snow measurements considering different user needs
  • A catalogue of snow measurement instrumentation and best practices
  • A review on snow data assimilation in European NWP and hydrological models
  • Multidisciplinary articles in scientific journals (including above review results)

  • The Action will be based on a number of on-going development projects carried out by the participants, and will act as a platform for national and EU research and/or infrastructure proposals. The Action will bring together diverse disciplines, applications and techniques to work together within our 3 focal activities by combining new techniques and applications in innovative ways, encouraging developments towards better inter-compatibility, effective use of upgraded measurements, and cross-community validations. Three WGs will be defined according to the 3 focuses in the scientific programme:

    WG1: Physical characterization of snow properties >> Read more

    WG2: Instrument and method evaluation >> Read more

    WG3: Snow data assimilation and validation methods for NWP and hydrological models >> Read more

    COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020 COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020