Articles | Volume 26, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 3037–3054, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3037-2022
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 3037–3054, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3037-2022
Research article
21 Jun 2022
Research article | 21 Jun 2022

Bias adjustment and downscaling of snow cover fraction projections from regional climate models using remote sensing for the European Alps

Michael Matiu and Florian Hanzer

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Bias adjusted and downscaled snow cover fraction from EURO-CORDEX RCMs for the Greater Alpine Region (v1.1) M. Matiu https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6489002

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Regional climate models not only provide projections on temperature and precipitation, but also on snow. Here, we employed statistical post-processing using satellite observations to reduce bias and uncertainty from model projections of future snow-covered area and duration under different greenhouse gas concentration scenarios for the European Alps. Snow cover area/duration decreased overall in the future, three times more strongly with 4–5° global warming as compared to 1.5–2°.