snowtools_git is a series of mostly python scripts that are designed to make our life simpler in terms of pre- and post-processing of SURFEX-Crocus snow model.

Note that this package is only useful for people interested in using numerical codes of snowpack modelling on a Linux environment. The package does not include any meteorological or snow data.
It must be used in association with the SURFEX project ( )

General informations about snowpack modelling with SURFEX-Crocus can be found here:

Procedure for new users


Install SURFEX

Install interpolator (optional)

Install VORTEX

First test

Few infos on SURFEX-Crocus simulations

Run a SURFEX-Crocus experiment without vortex

Run a SURFEX-Crocus experiment with vortex

Download SURFEX-Crocus outputs from vortex experiments

Plot SURFEX-Crocus outputs

Development in SURFEX-Crocus

Development in progress

Debug SURFEX-Crocus

Structure of the snowtools code

Rules of coding for developers for snowtools

Technical documentation