Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Research article
09 May 2023
Research article |  | 09 May 2023

Changes in March mean snow water equivalent since the mid-20th century and the contributing factors in reanalyses and CMIP6 climate models

Jouni Räisänen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2022-248', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jouni Räisänen, 09 Mar 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2022-248', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jouni Räisänen, 09 Mar 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on tc-2022-248', Anonymous Referee #3, 22 Feb 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Jouni Räisänen, 09 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Mar 2023) by Edward Bair
AR by Jouni Räisänen on behalf of the Authors (20 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (10 Apr 2023) by Edward Bair
AR by Jouni Räisänen on behalf of the Authors (11 Apr 2023)
Short summary
Changes in snow amount since the mid-20th century are studied, focusing on the mechanisms that have changed the water equivalent of the snowpack (SWE). Both reanalysis and climate model data show a decrease in SWE in most of the Northern Hemisphere. The total winter precipitation has increased in most areas, but this has been compensated for by reduced snowfall-to-precipitation ratio and enhanced snowmelt. However, the details and magnitude of these trends vary between different data sets.