Articles | Volume 25, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4455–4471, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4455-2021

Special issue: Changes in the Mediterranean hydrology: observation and...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4455–4471, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4455-2021

Research article 19 Aug 2021

Research article | 19 Aug 2021

Snowpack dynamics in the Lebanese mountains from quasi-dynamically downscaled ERA5 reanalysis updated by assimilating remotely sensed fractional snow-covered area

Esteban Alonso-González et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (21 Oct 2020) by María José Polo
AR by Esteban Alonso-González on behalf of the Authors (16 Nov 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Dec 2020) by María José Polo
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Jan 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (09 Feb 2021) by María José Polo
AR by Esteban Alonso-González on behalf of the Authors (05 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Apr 2021) by María José Polo
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 May 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (24 May 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Jun 2021) by María José Polo
AR by Esteban Alonso-González on behalf of the Authors (21 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Snow water resources represent a key hydrological resource for the Mediterranean regions, where most of the precipitation falls during the winter months. This is the case for Lebanon, where snowpack represents 31 % of the spring flow. We have used models to generate snow information corrected by means of remote sensing snow cover retrievals. Our results highlight the high temporal variability in the snowpack in Lebanon and its sensitivity to further warming caused by its hypsography.