Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 4703–4720, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-4703-2014
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 4703–4720, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-4703-2014

Research article 28 Nov 2014

Research article | 28 Nov 2014

Effect of meteorological forcing and snow model complexity on hydrological simulations in the Sieber catchment (Harz Mountains, Germany)

K. Förster et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Jun 2014) by Bettina Schaefli
AR by Kristian Förster on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Sep 2014) by Bettina Schaefli
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Sep 2014) by Bettina Schaefli
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Sep 2014)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (25 Sep 2014)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (07 Oct 2014) by Bettina Schaefli
AR by Kristian Förster on behalf of the Authors (17 Oct 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Oct 2014) by Bettina Schaefli
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Short summary
Four snow models of different complexity (temperature-index vs. energy balance models) are compared using observed and dynamically downscaled atmospheric analysis data as input. Biases in simulated precipitation lead to lower model performance. However, simulated meteorological conditions are proven to be a valuable meteorological data source as they provide model input in regions with limited availability of observations and allow the application of energy balance approaches.