Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 5061–5076, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-5061-2014
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 5061–5076, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-5061-2014

Research article 11 Dec 2014

Research article | 11 Dec 2014

Modeling the snow surface temperature with a one-layer energy balance snowmelt model

J. You et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (09 Apr 2014) by Carlo De Michele
AR by Jinsheng You on behalf of the Authors (12 May 2014)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 May 2014) by Carlo De Michele
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Jun 2014)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Jun 2014)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Jun 2014) by Carlo De Michele
AR by Jinsheng You on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Oct 2014) by Carlo De Michele
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Oct 2014)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Oct 2014) by Carlo De Michele
AR by Jinsheng You on behalf of the Authors (06 Nov 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
This paper evaluates three improvements to an energy balance snowmelt model aimed to represent snow surface temperature while retaining the parsimony of a single layer. Surface heat flow is modeled using a forcing term related to the vertical temperature difference and a restore term related to the temporal gradient of surface temperature. Adjustments for melt water refreezing and thermal conductivity when the snow is shallow are introduced. The model performs well at the three test sites.