Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Research article
25 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 25 Nov 2021

Snow water equivalent measurement in the Arctic based on cosmic ray neutron attenuation

Anton Jitnikovitch, Philip Marsh, Branden Walker, and Darin Desilets


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-124', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Anton Jitnikovitch, 19 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-124', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Anton Jitnikovitch, 19 Aug 2021
  • CC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-124', Alain Royer, 16 Jun 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Anton Jitnikovitch, 23 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Sep 2021) by Melody Sandells
AR by Anton Jitnikovitch on behalf of the Authors (24 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Oct 2021) by Melody Sandells
AR by Anton Jitnikovitch on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Conventional methods used to measure snow have many limitations which hinder our ability to document annual cycles, test predictive models, or analyze the impact of climate change. A modern snow measurement method using in situ cosmic ray neutron sensors demonstrates the capability of continuously measuring spatially variable snowpacks with considerable accuracy. These sensors can provide important data for testing models, validating remote sensing, and water resource management applications.