Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Research article
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18 Mar 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 18 Mar 2021

Observed snow depth trends in the European Alps: 1971 to 2019

Michael Matiu, Alice Crespi, Giacomo Bertoldi, Carlo Maria Carmagnola, Christoph Marty, Samuel Morin, Wolfgang Schöner, Daniele Cat Berro, Gabriele Chiogna, Ludovica De Gregorio, Sven Kotlarski, Bruno Majone, Gernot Resch, Silvia Terzago, Mauro Valt, Walter Beozzo, Paola Cianfarra, Isabelle Gouttevin, Giorgia Marcolini, Claudia Notarnicola, Marcello Petitta, Simon C. Scherrer, Ulrich Strasser, Michael Winkler, Marc Zebisch, Andrea Cicogna, Roberto Cremonini, Andrea Debernardi, Mattia Faletto, Mauro Gaddo, Lorenzo Giovannini, Luca Mercalli, Jean-Michel Soubeyroux, Andrea Sušnik, Alberto Trenti, Stefano Urbani, and Viktor Weilguni


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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (17 Dec 2020) by Guillaume Chambon
AR by Michael Matiu on behalf of the Authors (23 Dec 2020)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Jan 2021) by Guillaume Chambon
RR by Ross Brown (05 Jan 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Jan 2021) by Guillaume Chambon
AR by Michael Matiu on behalf of the Authors (30 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish as is (01 Feb 2021) by Guillaume Chambon
AR by Michael Matiu on behalf of the Authors (03 Feb 2021)

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Michael Matiu on behalf of the Authors (05 Mar 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (09 Mar 2021) by Guillaume Chambon
Short summary
The first Alpine-wide assessment of station snow depth has been enabled by a collaborative effort of the research community which involves more than 30 partners, 6 countries, and more than 2000 stations. It shows how snow in the European Alps matches the climatic zones and gives a robust estimate of observed changes: stronger decreases in the snow season at low elevations and in spring at all elevations, however, with considerable regional differences.