Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Research article
17 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 17 Jun 2022

Snowfall and snow accumulation during the MOSAiC winter and spring seasons

David N. Wagner, Matthew D. Shupe, Christopher Cox, Ola G. Persson, Taneil Uttal, Markus M. Frey, Amélie Kirchgaessner, Martin Schneebeli, Matthias Jaggi, Amy R. Macfarlane, Polona Itkin, Stefanie Arndt, Stefan Hendricks, Daniela Krampe, Marcel Nicolaus, Robert Ricker, Julia Regnery, Nikolai Kolabutin, Egor Shimanshuck, Marc Oggier, Ian Raphael, Julienne Stroeve, and Michael Lehning


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-126', Joshua King, 04 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-126', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (23 Dec 2021) by Michel Tsamados
AR by David N. Wagner on behalf of the Authors (05 Feb 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (01 Mar 2022) by Michel Tsamados
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 May 2022) by Michel Tsamados
AR by David N. Wagner on behalf of the Authors (02 Jun 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Based on measurements of the snow cover over sea ice and atmospheric measurements, we estimate snowfall and snow accumulation for the MOSAiC ice floe, between November 2019 and May 2020. For this period, we estimate 98–114 mm of precipitation. We suggest that about 34 mm of snow water equivalent accumulated until the end of April 2020 and that at least about 50 % of the precipitated snow was eroded or sublimated. Further, we suggest explanations for potential snowfall overestimation.