Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
The Cryosphere, 13, 3239–3260, 2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 3239–3260, 2019

Research article 09 Dec 2019

Research article | 09 Dec 2019

Understanding snow bedform formation by adding sintering to a cellular automata model

Varun Sharma et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Aug 2019) by Guillaume Chambon
AR by Varun Sharma on behalf of the Authors (07 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Sep 2019) by Guillaume Chambon
Short summary
Snow surfaces, under the action of wind, form beautiful shapes such as waves and dunes. This study is the first ever study to simulate these shapes using a state-of-the-art numerical modelling tool. While these beautiful and ephemeral shapes on snow surfaces are fascinating from a purely aesthetic point of view, they are also critical in regulating the transfer of heat and mass between the atmosphere and snowpacks, thus being of huge importance to the Earth system.