Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 15, 4241–4259, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4241-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 4241–4259, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4241-2021

Research article 07 Sep 2021

Research article | 07 Sep 2021

Snow model comparison to simulate snow depth evolution and sublimation at point scale in the semi-arid Andes of Chile

Annelies Voordendag 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-2021-9', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Annelies Voordendag, 05 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-9', Michael Lehning, 11 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Annelies Voordendag, 05 May 2021
  • RC3: 'Review', Anonymous Referee #3, 17 Mar 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Annelies Voordendag, 05 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (10 May 2021) by Brice Noël
AR by Annelies Voordendag on behalf of the Authors (10 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Jun 2021) by Brice Noël
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (08 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Jul 2021) by Brice Noël
AR by Annelies Voordendag on behalf of the Authors (22 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Aug 2021) by Brice Noël
AR by Annelies Voordendag on behalf of the Authors (11 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Aug 2021) by Brice Noël
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Short summary
The sensitivity of two snow models (SNOWPACK and SnowModel) to various parameterizations and atmospheric forcing biases is assessed in the semi-arid Andes of Chile in winter 2017. Models show that sublimation is a main driver of ablation and that its relative contribution to total ablation is highly sensitive to the selected albedo parameterization and snow roughness length. The forcing and parameterizations are more important than the model choice, despite differences in physical complexity.