Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 15, 4335–4356, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4335-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 4335–4356, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4335-2021

Research article 08 Sep 2021

Research article | 08 Sep 2021

Elevation-dependent trends in extreme snowfall in the French Alps from 1959 to 2019

Erwan Le Roux 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: 'A valuable work with minor weaknesses', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Erwan Le Roux, 10 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-64', J. Ignacio López-Moreno, 13 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Erwan Le Roux, 10 Jun 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on tc-2021-64', Anonymous Referee #3, 18 May 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Erwan Le Roux, 10 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (14 Jun 2021) by Jürg Schweizer
AR by Erwan Le Roux on behalf of the Authors (22 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jul 2021) by Jürg Schweizer
RR by J. Ignacio López-Moreno (27 Jul 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (27 Jul 2021)
RR by Sven Kotlarski (04 Aug 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 Aug 2021) by Jürg Schweizer
AR by Erwan Le Roux on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Aug 2021) by Jürg Schweizer
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Short summary
Extreme snowfall can cause major natural hazards (avalanches, winter storms) that can generate casualties and economic damage. In the French Alps, we show that between 1959 and 2019 extreme snowfall mainly decreased below 2000 m of elevation and increased above 2000 m. At 2500 m, we find a contrasting pattern: extreme snowfall decreased in the north, while it increased in the south. This pattern might be related to increasing trends in extreme snowfall observed near the Mediterranean Sea.