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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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-449', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Michael Matiu, 22 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-449', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Michael Matiu, 22 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (02 Dec 2021) by Hongkai Gao
AR by Michael Matiu on behalf of the Authors (23 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Feb 2022) by Hongkai Gao
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Mar 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Apr 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Apr 2022) by Hongkai Gao
AR by Michael Matiu on behalf of the Authors (21 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Apr 2022) by Hongkai Gao
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Short summary
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°.