Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 15, 369–387, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-369-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 369–387, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-369-2021

Research article 27 Jan 2021

Research article | 27 Jan 2021

Snow depth time series retrieval by time-lapse photography: Finnish and Italian case studies

Marco Bongio et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (30 Jul 2020) by Eric Larour
AR by Marco Bongio on behalf of the Authors (31 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (21 Sep 2020) by Eric Larour
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Sep 2020) by Eric Larour
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Sep 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Oct 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Oct 2020) by Eric Larour
AR by Marco Bongio on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Dec 2020) by Eric Larour
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Short summary
The capability of time-lapse photography to retrieve snow depth time series was tested. We demonstrated that this method can be efficiently used in three different case studies: two in the Italian Alps and one in a forested region of Finland, with an accuracy comparable to the most common methods such as ultrasonic sensors or manual measurements. We hope that this simple method based only on a camera and a graduated stake can enable snow depth measurements in dangerous and inaccessible sites.