Michael Lehning

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This paper presents a spatially explicit model for hydrothermal response simulations of Alpine catchments, accounting for advective and nonadvective energy fluxes in stream networks characterized by arbitrary degrees of geomorphological complexity. The relevance of the work stems from the increasing scientific interest concerning the impacts of the warming(More)
—As sensor networks become increasingly popular, heterogeneous sensor networks are being interconnected into federated sensor networks and provide huge volumes of sensor data to large user communities for a variety of applications. Effective metadata management plays a crucial role in processing and properly interpreting raw sensor measurement data, and(More)
The Cryosphere Discussions This discussion paper is/has been under review for the journal The Cryosphere (TC). Please refer to the corresponding final paper in TC if available. Abstract The spatio-temporal variability of the mountain snow cover determines the avalanche danger, snow water storage, permafrost distribution and the local distribution of fauna(More)
I ncreasing environmental challenges worldwide and a growing awareness of global climate change indicate an urgent need for environmental scientists to conduct science in a new and better way. Existing large-scale environmental monitoring systems, with their coarse spatiotemporal resolution, are not only expensive , but they are incapable of revealing the(More)
The development of stream temperature regression models at regional scales has regained some popularity over the past years. These models are used to predict stream temperature in ungauged catchments to assess the impact of human activities or climate change on riverine fauna over large spatial areas. A comprehensive literature review presented in this(More)
[1] The formation, growth, and destruction of surface hoar crystals is an important feature of mountain snow covers as buried surface hoar layers are a frequent weak layer leading to unstable snowpacks. The energy and mass exchange associated with surface hoar dynamics is further an important part of land‐atmosphere interaction over snow. A quantitative(More)
Wind is not always a steady flow. It can oscillate, producing blasts. However, most of the current numerical models of drifting snow are constrained by one major assumption: forcing winds are steady and uniform. Moreover, very few studies have been done to verify this hypothesis, because of the lack of available instrumentation and measurement difficulties.(More)