Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 16, 1741–1763, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1741-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 1741–1763, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1741-2022
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 et al.

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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 https://doi.org/10.25921/cx3g-rj98

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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.