Articles | Volume 24, issue 1
Research article
13 Jan 2020
Research article |  | 13 Jan 2020

Processes governing snow ablation in alpine terrain – detailed measurements from the Canadian Rockies

Michael Schirmer and John W. Pomeroy


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (07 Jan 2019) by Markus Weiler
AR by Michael Schirmer on behalf of the Authors (04 Mar 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Mar 2019) by Markus Weiler
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Apr 2019)
RR by Charles Luce (04 Jul 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Aug 2019) by Markus Weiler
AR by Michael Schirmer on behalf of the Authors (20 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Oct 2019) by Markus Weiler
Short summary
The spatial distribution of snow water equivalent (SWE) and melt are important for hydrological applications in alpine terrain. We measured the spatial distribution of melt using a drone in very high resolution and could relate melt to topographic characteristics. Interestingly, melt and SWE were not related spatially, which influences the speed of areal melt out. We could explain this by melt varying over larger distances than SWE.