Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Research article
06 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 06 Jun 2018

Spring snow albedo feedback over northern Eurasia: Comparing in situ measurements with reanalysis products

Martin Wegmann, Emanuel Dutra, Hans-Werner Jacobi, and Olga Zolina


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AR by Martin Wegmann on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Mar 2018) by Michiel van den Broeke
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Apr 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Apr 2018) by Michiel van den Broeke
AR by Martin Wegmann on behalf of the Authors (23 Apr 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (27 Apr 2018) by Michiel van den Broeke
Short summary
An important factor for Earth's climate is the high sunlight reflectivity of snow. By melting, it reveals darker surfaces and sunlight is converted to heat. We investigate how well this process is represented in reanalyses data sets compared to observations over Russia. We found snow processes to be well represented, but reflectivity variability needs to be improved. Our results highlight the need for a better representation of this key climate change feedback process in modelled data.