Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Research article
06 May 2022
Research article |  | 06 May 2022

Synoptic control over winter snowfall variability observed in a remote site of Apennine Mountains (Italy), 1884–2015

Vincenzo Capozzi, Carmela De Vivo, and Giorgio Budillon

Data sets

Sub-daily meteorological data collected at Montevergine Observatory (Southern Apennines), Italy from 1884-01-01 to 1963-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0205785) Vincenzo Capozzi, Yuri Cotroneo, Pasquale Castagno, Carmela De Vivo, Andrew Komar, Riccardo Guariglia, and Giorgio Budillon

Short summary
This work documents the snowfall variability observed from late XIX century to recent years in Montevergine (southern Italy) and discusses its relationship with large-scale atmospheric circulation. The main results lie in the absence of a trend until mid-1970s, in the strong reduction of the snowfall quantity and frequency from mid-1970s to 1990s and in the increase of both variables from early 2000s. In the past 50 years, the nivometric regime has been strongly modulated by AO and NAO indices.