sarp.snowprofile.alignment: Snow Profile Alignment, Aggregation, and Clustering

Snow profiles describe the vertical (1D) stratigraphy of layered snow with different layer characteristics, such as grain type, hardness, deposition date, and many more. Hence, they represent a data format similar to multivariate time series containing categorical, ordinal, and numerical data types. Use this package to align snow profiles by matching their individual layers based on Dynamic Time Warping (DTW). The aligned profiles can then be assessed with an independent, global similarity measure that is geared towards avalanche hazard assessment. Finally, through exploiting data aggregation and clustering methods, the similarity measure provides the foundation for grouping and summarizing snow profiles according to similar hazard conditions. For more background information refer to Herla, Horton, and Haegeli (accepted) <doi:10.5194/gmd-2020-171>.

Version: 1.0.2
Depends: R (≥ 2.10), sarp.snowprofile
Imports: dtw, grid, shiny
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, dendextend, smacof
Published: 2020-12-03
Author: Florian Herla [aut, cre], Pascal Haegeli [aut], Simon Horton [aut], SFU Avalanche Research Program [fnd]
Maintainer: Florian Herla <fherla at>
License: GPL (≥ 3)
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-US
Citation: sarp.snowprofile.alignment citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: sarp.snowprofile.alignment results


Reference manual: sarp.snowprofile.alignment.pdf
Vignettes: Technical details
Basic workflow
Package source: sarp.snowprofile.alignment_1.0.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release: sarp.snowprofile.alignment_1.0.2.tgz, r-oldrel: sarp.snowprofile.alignment_1.0.2.tgz


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