Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
The Cryosphere, 14, 4553–4579, 2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 4553–4579, 2020

Research article 15 Dec 2020

Research article | 15 Dec 2020

Quantification of the radiative impact of light-absorbing particles during two contrasted snow seasons at Col du Lautaret (2058 m a.s.l., French Alps)

François Tuzet et al.


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (06 Jul 2020) by Jürg Schweizer
AR by François Tuzet on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Aug 2020) by Jürg Schweizer
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (24 Aug 2020)
ED: Publish as is (27 Aug 2020) by Jürg Schweizer
Short summary
This study presents a field dataset collected over 30 d from two snow seasons at a Col du Lautaret site (French Alps). The dataset compares different measurements or estimates of light-absorbing particle (LAP) concentrations in snow, highlighting a gap in the current understanding of the measurement of these quantities. An ensemble snowpack model is then evaluated for this dataset estimating that LAPs shorten each snow season by around 10 d despite contrasting meteorological conditions.