Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 15, 1343–1382, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1343-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 1343–1382, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1343-2021

Research article 18 Mar 2021

Research article | 18 Mar 2021

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

Michael Matiu et al.

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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.