Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-799-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-799-2022
Brief communication
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10 Mar 2022
Brief communication |  | 10 Mar 2022

Brief communication: Application of a muonic cosmic ray snow gauge to monitor the snow water equivalent on alpine glaciers

Rebecca Gugerli, Darin Desilets, and Nadine Salzmann

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Monitoring the snow water equivalent (SWE) in high mountain regions is highly important and a challenge. We explore the use of muon counts to infer SWE temporally continuously. We deployed muonic cosmic ray snow gauges (µ-CRSG) on a Swiss glacier over the winter 2020/21. Evaluated with manual SWE measurements and SWE estimates inferred from neutron counts, we conclude that the µ-CRSG is a highly promising method for remote high mountain regions with several advantages over other current methods.