Which factors determines the size of the snowmelt flood?

As spring approaches, the national flood forecasting service at NVE estimates the probability of a large spring flood. How do various factors contribute to the snowmelt flood?

The purpose of the thesis is to quantify how various factors, either alone or in interplay with others, control the size of a snowmelt flood. Important factors are total snowfall in the catchment, snow-covered area, snow distribution in the catchment, the temperature during the snowmelt, the time of the spring flood - late spring flood, high temperature).

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