Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 16, 559–579, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-559-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 559–579, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-559-2022

Research article 15 Feb 2022

Research article | 15 Feb 2022

Modelling surface temperature and radiation budget of snow-covered complex terrain

Alvaro Robledano et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (29 Nov 2021) by Mark Flanner
AR by Alvaro Robledano on behalf of the Authors (30 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Dec 2021) by Mark Flanner
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Jan 2022) by Mark Flanner
AR by Alvaro Robledano on behalf of the Authors (14 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Topography controls the surface temperature of snow-covered, mountainous areas. We developed a modelling chain that uses ray-tracing methods to quantify the impact of a few topographic effects on snow surface temperature at high spatial resolution. Its large spatial and temporal variations are correctly simulated over a 50 km2 area in the French Alps, and our results show that excluding a single topographic effect results in cooling (or warming) effects on the order of 1 °C.