SNOWPACK  SNOWPACK-3.6.0
PRF profiles time series

General structure

This format should make it easier to extract data out of simulated snow profiles, but it does not work with soil layers. Each new snow profile is appended to the current file. Each new data block starts with commented out metadata: first a line giving the fields names and then a line giving the units. Then the data lines follow until either an empty line (end of the profile for this date) or a new metadata block (followed by new data).

It starts with the date of the profile and location informations (station name, aspect, slope, etc). If there is a profile for this date, then the stability indexes are provided in the second block. This second block is followed by a block about the layer propreties, each starting with the layer deposition date.

Example

#Date,JulianDate,station,aspect,slope,Nlayers,hs,swe,lwc_sum,ts,tg
#-,-,-,deg,deg,1,cm,kg m-2,degC,degC
1995-11-02T00:00:00,2450023.500000,Weissfluhjoch:StudyPlot_MST,0.0,0.0,6,5.1,4.2,0.0,-3.8,-0.1
#Stab,stab_height,stab_index,stab_class1,stab_class2
# ,cm,1,1,1
deformation,1.8,0.54,-1,-1
natural,1.8,6.00
ssi,5.1,6.00
S4,5.1,6.00
S5,0.0,6.00
#DepositionDate,DepositionJulianDate,Hn,Tn,gradT,rho,theta_i,theta_w,ogs,gsz,bsz,dd,sp,class,mk,hardness
#-,-,cm,degC,K m-1,kg m-3,1,mm,mm,mm,1,1,1,1,1
1995-11-01T22:45:00,2450023.447917,1.8,-1.43,-72.4,88.0,0.096,0.000,0.1,0.1,0.3,0.96,0.49,110,0,1.0
1995-11-01T23:00:00,2450023.458333,2.4,-1.89,-78.6,82.0,0.089,0.000,0.1,0.1,0.3,0.98,0.50,110,0,1.0
1995-11-01T23:15:00,2450023.468750,3.0,-2.36,-77.7,80.5,0.088,0.000,0.1,0.1,0.3,0.99,0.50,110,0,1.0
1995-11-01T23:30:00,2450023.479167,3.6,-2.81,-74.9,79.3,0.086,0.000,0.1,0.1,0.3,0.99,0.50,110,0,1.0
1995-11-01T23:45:00,2450023.489583,4.3,-3.31,-69.4,79.0,0.086,0.000,0.1,0.1,0.3,0.99,0.50,110,0,1.0
1995-11-02T00:00:00,2450023.500000,5.1,-3.77,-62.5,78.5,0.086,0.000,0.1,0.1,0.3,1.00,0.50,110,0,1.0

Keywords

This plugin uses the following keywords:

  • AGGREGATE_PRF: if enabled, layers are aggregated in order to reduce their number, in the [Output] section;