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

First installation

  1. Install snowtools
  2. Install SURFEX
  3. Install VORTEX only for Meteo France HPC system
  4. First test

First simulations for SURFEX: the Meteo-France surface model, which includes the Crocus snow cover model

Snowtools: code library to launch, pre or post process SURFEX-Crocus simulations

Infos if you are out of the Meteo France intranet:

SURFEX-Crocus: infos for developers

Vortex: code library specific to HPC Meteo France system