Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
The Cryosphere, 12, 3137–3160, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3137-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 3137–3160, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3137-2018

Research article 04 Oct 2018

Research article | 04 Oct 2018

Spatial variability in snow precipitation and accumulation in COSMO–WRF simulations and radar estimations over complex terrain

Franziska Gerber et al.

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AR by Franziska Gerber on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jul 2018) by Ross Brown
RR by Heini Wernli (15 Jul 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (17 Jul 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Jul 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Jul 2018) by Ross Brown
AR by Nikola Besic on behalf of the Authors (23 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Aug 2018) by Ross Brown
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Short summary
A comparison of winter precipitation variability in operational radar measurements and high-resolution simulations reveals that large-scale variability is well captured by the model, depending on the event. Precipitation variability is driven by topography and wind. A good portion of small-scale variability is captured at the highest resolution. This is essential to address small-scale precipitation processes forming the alpine snow seasonal snow cover – an important source of water.