Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Research article
30 Jan 2020
Research article |  | 30 Jan 2020

Comparison of modeled snow properties in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan

Edward H. Bair, Karl Rittger, Jawairia A. Ahmad, and Doug Chabot


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (10 Oct 2019) by Jürg Schweizer
AR by Edward Bair on behalf of the Authors (17 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Nov 2019) by Jürg Schweizer
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Nov 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Jan 2020) by Jürg Schweizer
AR by Edward Bair on behalf of the Authors (04 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Jan 2020) by Jürg Schweizer
Short summary
Ice and snowmelt feed the Indus River and Amu Darya, but validation of estimates from satellite sensors has been a problem until recently, when we were given daily snow depth measurements from these basins. Using these measurements, estimates of snow on the ground were created and compared with models. Estimates of water equivalent in the snowpack were mostly in agreement. Stratigraphy was also modeled and showed 1 year with a relatively stable snowpack but another with multiple weak layers.