positive degree day for normally distributed temperatures
Updated 22 Aug 2014
PDD fraction in a normally distributed climate
Calculates the probability weighted positive degree days for normally distributed temperatures:
T_june = 3; %degC
sigma_june = 7; %degC =std(daily_average_temps_june)
PDD_june=30*normalpdd(T_june,sigma_june) % units: degC*days
PDD_factor = 8e-3 %m/day/degC <- different factors exist in litterature.
melt_june = PDD_factor*PDD_june % meters of melt.
reference: Braithwaite 1985.
Aslak Grinsted 2012
Aslak Grinsted (2023). positive degree day for normally distributed temperatures (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/47624-positive-degree-day-for-normally-distributed-temperatures), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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