Here are the current Papers & Articles under the research topic Snow Cover. Click on the title of a paper you are interested in to go straight to the full paper.
A new index for more accurate winter predictions (SCE - Snow Cover Extent and SAI - Snow Advance Index)
The UK winter of 2009/2010 compared with severe winters of the last 100 years
2010 paper. Abstract:
When severe British winters of the last 100 years are considered, those of 1963 and 1947 are usually the first that come to mind. More recent candidates include 1979 and 1982. Should winter 2010 now also be added to this list? To assist with a ranking in terms of temperature (maximum, minimum and mean), we can analyse monthly series from 1910 and daily series from 1960, based upon 5km grids. These series were assembled using the methods of Perry and Hollis (2005) and have been used to create (i) areal values for the UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and regions and (ii) colour‐shaded maps. The monthly Central England Temperature series from 1659 provides a longer‐term perspective (Manley, 1974). For snowfall, there are monthly 5km grids of days with snow lying from 1961 (based upon 0900 utc station observations), as well as station records of snow depth at 0900 utc, mostly digitised from 1959.