Frost Depth | Thaw Depth | Soil Frost | Amount of Snow Melt | Amount of Fresh Snow | Snow Depth | Snow Water Equivalent | Snow Density | Snowfall Probability | Snow Drift | Rime Probability

Snow and Frost API Parameters

Frost Depth

Indicates the depth to which the earth has frozen in centimeters based on information from different soil layers.
frost_depth:cm
Examples
  • Time series showing the frost depth for Berlin in winter 2021: Current situation: https://api.meteomatics.com/2022-09-28T00:00:00Z--2022-10-03T00:00:00Z:PT1H/frost_depth:cm/52.5065133,13.1445545/html
  • An output of the corresponding csv file.
    validdate;frost_depth:cm;t_2m:C
    2021-01-28T00:00:00Z;-666;1.4
    2021-01-28T01:00:00Z;-666;1.5
    2021-01-28T02:00:00Z;-666;2.1
    ...
    2021-01-30T03:00:00Z;5.8;-1.4
    2021-01-30T04:00:00Z;5.9;-1.3
    2021-01-30T05:00:00Z;5.9;-1.1
    2021-01-30T06:00:00Z;5.9;-1.1
    2021-01-30T07:00:00Z;6.7;-2.6
    2021-01-30T08:00:00Z;6.8;-2.8
    ...
    2021-02-02T22:00:00Z;14.2;0.9
    2021-02-02T23:00:00Z;14.1;0.9
    2021-02-03T00:00:00Z;14.0;0.8
    

Thaw Depth

Indicates the depth to which the earth has thawed in centimeters based on information from different soil layers.
thaw_depth:cm
Examples
  • Time series showing the thaw depth for Berlin in mid February in 2021: Current situation: https://api.meteomatics.com/2022-09-28T00:00:00Z--2022-10-03T00:00:00Z:PT1H/thaw_depth:cm/52.5065133,13.1445545/html
  • An output of the corresponding csv file.
    validdate;thaw_depth:cm;t_2m:C
    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z;-666;-0.3
    2021-02-16T01:00:00Z;-666;-0.7
    ...
    2021-02-17T16:00:00Z;5.6;5.1
    2021-02-17T17:00:00Z;6.3;3.9
    2021-02-17T18:00:00Z;6.5;3.5
    2021-02-17T19:00:00Z;10.8;3.2
    2021-02-17T20:00:00Z;10.4;2.8
    2021-02-17T21:00:00Z;10.3;2.6
    2021-02-17T22:00:00Z;10.4;3.2
    ...
    2021-02-21T23:00:00Z;150.0;3.4
    2021-02-22T00:00:00Z;150.0;2.8
    

Soil Frost

This parameter provides the probability in percent for the occurrence of soil frost based on surface and ground temperatures.
soil_frost:p
Examples

Amount of Snow Melt

Following parameter returns the snow height that melted within the given interval, i.e. the difference in snow height in cm:
snow_melt_<interval>:cm
Following paramter returns the height of the water equivalent of the melted snow in mm (that is the same as l/m²). Please note that it is not the height of the snow cover in mm.
snow_melt_<interval>:mm
Available intervals: 1h, 3h, 6h, 12h, 24h

Examples

Amount of Fresh Snow

Gives the amount in centimeters of fresh snow accumulated on the ground during the indicated time interval.
fresh_snow_<interval>:cm
Available intervals: 1h, 3h, 6h, 12h, 24h

Examples

Snow Depth

Gives the snow depth in centimeters.
snow_depth:<unit>

Available units: m, cm, mm

Examples

Snow Water Equivalent

Gives the snow height in mm water equivalent.
snow_water_equivalent:<unit>

Available units: m, mm

Examples

Snow Density

Gives the snow density in kg m-3.
snow_density:kgm3
Examples

Snowfall Probability

This index provides the probability in percent for precipitation to occur in the form of snow.
prob_snowfall:p
Examples

Snow Drift

The snow drift parameter describes how strong snow is carried over the surface due to environmental factors such as wind speed. The index ranges from 0 to 6 with higher values indicating a higher amount of fresh snow being transported because of high wind speeds.
snow_drift:idx
Example

Rime Probability

This index describes the probability of rime occurrence.
prob_rime:p
Example