Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Research article
25 May 2023
Research article |  | 25 May 2023

Forcing and impact of the Northern Hemisphere continental snow cover in 1979–2014

Guillaume Gastineau, Claude Frankignoul, Yongqi Gao, Yu-Chiao Liang, Young-Oh Kwon, Annalisa Cherchi, Rohit Ghosh, Elisa Manzini, Daniela Matei, Jennifer Mecking, Lingling Suo, Tian Tian, Shuting Yang, and Ying Zhang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-939', Joaquin Munoz-Sabater, 23 Nov 2022
    • CC2: 'Reply on CC1', Guillaume Gastineau, 05 Jan 2023
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-939', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Dec 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-939', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Jan 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-939', Anonymous Referee #3, 10 Jan 2023

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 Jan 2023) by Chris Derksen
AR by Guillaume Gastineau on behalf of the Authors (15 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (16 Mar 2023) by Chris Derksen
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Mar 2023) by Chris Derksen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (31 Mar 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (05 Apr 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Apr 2023) by Chris Derksen
AR by Guillaume Gastineau on behalf of the Authors (11 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Snow cover variability is important for many human activities. This study aims to understand the main drivers of snow cover in observations and models in order to better understand it and guide the improvement of climate models and forecasting systems. Analyses reveal a dominant role for sea surface temperature in the Pacific. Winter snow cover is also found to have important two-way interactions with the troposphere and stratosphere. No robust influence of the sea ice concentration is found.