Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 15, 3921–3948, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3921-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3921–3948, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3921-2021

Research article 20 Aug 2021

Research article | 20 Aug 2021

Experimental and model-based investigation of the links between snow bidirectional reflectance and snow microstructure

Marie Dumont et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-53', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Marie Dumont, 08 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Review Comment on tc-2021-53', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Marie Dumont, 08 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Jun 2021) by Kaitlin Keegan
AR by Marie Dumont on behalf of the Authors (28 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Jul 2021) by Kaitlin Keegan
AR by Marie Dumont on behalf of the Authors (19 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
The role of snow microstructure in snow optical properties is only partially understood despite the importance of snow optical properties for the Earth system. We present a dataset combining bidirectional reflectance measurements and 3D images of snow. We show that the snow reflectance is adequately simulated using the distribution of the ice chord lengths in the snow microstructure and that the impact of the morphological type of snow is especially important when ice is highly absorptive.