Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Research article
21 Feb 2023
Research article |  | 21 Feb 2023

Towards long-term records of rain-on-snow events across the Arctic from satellite data

Annett Bartsch, Helena Bergstedt, Georg Pointner, Xaver Muri, Kimmo Rautiainen, Leena Leppänen, Kyle Joly, Aleksandr Sokolov, Pavel Orekhov, Dorothee Ehrich, and Eeva Mariatta Soininen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-899', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Oct 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Annett Bartsch, 06 Nov 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1 - correction (first response was for RC2)', Annett Bartsch, 06 Nov 2022
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC1 - addressing 'specific comments'', Annett Bartsch, 18 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-899', Anonymous Referee #2, 27 Oct 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Annett Bartsch, 06 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (19 Nov 2022) by Vishnu Nandan
AR by Annett Bartsch on behalf of the Authors (30 Dec 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Jan 2023) by Vishnu Nandan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Jan 2023)
ED: Publish as is (17 Jan 2023) by Vishnu Nandan
AR by Annett Bartsch on behalf of the Authors (25 Jan 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Rain-on-snow (ROS) events occur across many regions of the terrestrial Arctic in mid-winter. In extreme cases ice layers form which affect wildlife, vegetation and soils beyond the duration of the event. The fusion of multiple types of microwave satellite observations is suggested for the creation of a climate data record. Retrieval is most robust in the tundra biome, where records can be used to identify extremes and the results can be applied to impact studies at regional scale.