Articles | Volume 25, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4967–4981, 2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4967–4981, 2021

Research article 10 Sep 2021

Research article | 10 Sep 2021

Improved parameterization of snow albedo in Noah coupled with Weather Research and Forecasting: applicability to snow estimates for the Tibetan Plateau

Lian Liu et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-305', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Lian Liu, 21 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-305', Enda Zhu, 21 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Lian Liu, 03 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (12 Aug 2021) by Xing Yuan
AR by Lian Liu on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Aug 2021) by Xing Yuan
Short summary
Albedo is a key factor in land surface energy balance, which is difficult to successfully reproduce by models. Here, we select eight snow events on the Tibetan Plateau to evaluate the universal improvements of our improved albedo scheme. The RMSE relative reductions for temperature, albedo, sensible heat flux and snow depth reach 27%, 32%, 13% and 21%, respectively, with remarkable increases in the correlation coefficients. This presents a strong potential of our scheme for modeling snow events.