Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 15, 4607–4624, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4607-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 4607–4624, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4607-2021

Research article 29 Sep 2021

Research article | 29 Sep 2021

A seasonal algorithm of the snow-covered area fraction for mountainous terrain

Nora Helbig 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-2020-377', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2020-377', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Mar 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) (25 Apr 2021) by Carrie Vuyovich
AR by Nora Helbig on behalf of the Authors (05 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Jun 2021) by Carrie Vuyovich
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Jul 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Jul 2021) by Carrie Vuyovich
AR by Nora Helbig on behalf of the Authors (13 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Sep 2021) by Carrie Vuyovich
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Short summary
The snow cover spatial variability in mountains changes considerably over the course of a snow season. In applications such as weather, climate and hydrological predictions the fractional snow-covered area is therefore an essential parameter characterizing how much of the ground surface in a grid cell is currently covered by snow. We present a seasonal algorithm and a spatiotemporal evaluation suggesting that the algorithm can be applied in other geographic regions by any snow model application.