Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Research article
05 May 2017
Research article |  | 05 May 2017

In situ continuous visible and near-infrared spectroscopy of an alpine snowpack

Marie Dumont, Laurent Arnaud, Ghislain Picard, Quentin Libois, Yves Lejeune, Pierre Nabat, Didier Voisin, and Samuel Morin


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AR by Marie Dumont on behalf of the Authors (21 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Mar 2017) by Martin Schneebeli
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Mar 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Mar 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Mar 2017) by Martin Schneebeli
AR by Marie Dumont on behalf of the Authors (03 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Snow spectral albedo in the visible/near-infrared range has been continuously measured during a winter season at Col de Porte alpine site (French Alps; 45.30° N, 5.77°E; 1325 m a.s.l.). This study highlights that the variations of spectral albedo can be successfully explained by variations of the following snow surface variables: snow-specific surface area, effective light-absorbing impurities content, presence of liquid water and slope.