Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 16, 1031–1056, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1031-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 1031–1056, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1031-2022

Research article 16 Mar 2022

Research article | 16 Mar 2022

A local model of snow–firn dynamics and application to the Colle Gnifetti site

Fabiola Banfi and Carlo De Michele

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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-2021-145', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Fabiola Banfi, 08 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-145', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Fabiola Banfi, 08 Oct 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) (11 Oct 2021) by Michiel van den Broeke
AR by Fabiola Banfi on behalf of the Authors (25 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Dec 2021) by Michiel van den Broeke
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Dec 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Jan 2022) by Michiel van den Broeke
AR by Fabiola Banfi on behalf of the Authors (30 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Feb 2022) by Michiel van den Broeke
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Short summary
Climate changes require a dynamic description of glaciers in hydrological models. In this study we focus on the local modelling of snow and firn. We tested our model at the site of Colle Gnifetti, 4400–4550 m a.s.l. The model shows that wind erodes all the precipitation of the cold months, while snow is in part conserved between April and September since higher temperatures protect snow from erosion. We also compared modelled and observed firn density, obtaining a satisfying agreement.