Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Research article
25 Nov 2019
Research article |  | 25 Nov 2019

Simulated single-layer forest canopies delay Northern Hemisphere snowmelt

Markus Todt, Nick Rutter, Christopher G. Fletcher, and Leanne M. Wake


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Jun 2019) by Florent Dominé
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (26 Aug 2019) by Florent Dominé
AR by Markus Todt on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Aug 2019) by Florent Dominé
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Sep 2019) by Florent Dominé
Short summary
Vegetation is often represented by a single layer in global land models. Studies have found deficient simulation of thermal radiation beneath forest canopies when represented by single-layer vegetation. This study corrects thermal radiation in forests for a global land model using single-layer vegetation in order to assess the effect of deficient thermal radiation on snow cover and snowmelt. Results indicate that single-layer vegetation causes snow in forests to be too cold and melt too late.