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HESS | Articles | Volume 24, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 4061–4090, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4061-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 4061–4090, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4061-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 21 Aug 2020

Research article | 21 Aug 2020

Sensitivity of snow models to the accuracy of meteorological forcings in mountain environments

Silvia Terzago et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (02 Mar 2020) by Daniel Viviroli
AR by Silvia Terzago on behalf of the Authors (06 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Richard L.H. Essery (31 May 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Jun 2020) by Daniel Viviroli
AR by Silvia Terzago on behalf of the Authors (11 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Jun 2020) by Daniel Viviroli
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In mountain areas high-quality meteorological data to drive snow models are rarely available, so coarse-resolution data from spatial interpolation of the available in situ measurements or reanalyses are typically employed. We perform 12 experiments using six snow models with different degrees of complexity to show the impact of the accuracy of the forcing on snow depth and snow water equivalent simulations at the Alpine site of Torgnon, discussing the results in relation to the model complexity.
In mountain areas high-quality meteorological data to drive snow models are rarely available, so...
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