Inferring Distributed Snow Depth by Leveraging Snow Pattern Repeatability: Investigation Using 47 Lidar Observations in the Tuolumne Watershed, Sierra Nevada, California

Abstract Snow distribution is controlled by the interaction between local meteorology and static features like topography and vegetation. The resulting spatial pattern of snow in mountainous terrain is often repeatable and can be used to infer snowpack distribution at periods when observations are limited. This study uses a library of airborne lidar surveys (ALS) in […]