Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 11, 101–116, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-101-2017

Special issue: The World Meteorological Organization Solid Precipitation...

The Cryosphere, 11, 101–116, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-101-2017

Research article 16 Jan 2017

Research article | 16 Jan 2017

An assessment of two automated snow water equivalent instruments during the WMO Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment

Craig D. Smith et al.

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AR by Craig Smith on behalf of the Authors (19 Aug 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Aug 2016) by Samuel Morin
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (13 Oct 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Oct 2016) by Samuel Morin
RR by J. Ignacio López-Moreno (19 Oct 2016)
RR by Charles Fierz (31 Oct 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (03 Nov 2016) by Samuel Morin
AR by Craig Smith on behalf of the Authors (22 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Nov 2016) by Samuel Morin
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Short summary
One of the objectives of the WMO Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment (SPICE) was to assess the performance of automated instruments that measure snow water equivalent and make recommendations on the best measurement practices and data interpretation. This study assesses the Campbell Scientific CS725 and the Sommer SSG100 for measuring SWE. Different measurement principals of the instruments as well as site characteristics influence the way that the SWE data should be interpreted.