Articles | Volume 19, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8101–8121, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8101-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8101–8121, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8101-2019

Research article 21 Jun 2019

Research article | 21 Jun 2019

Spatial and temporal variability of snowfall over Greenland from CloudSat observations

Ralf Bennartz et al.

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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (17 Apr 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Apr 2019) by Jayanarayanan Kuttippurath
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (08 May 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 May 2019) by Jayanarayanan Kuttippurath
AR by Ralf Bennartz on behalf of the Authors (27 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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The Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) is rapidly melting. Snowfall is the only source of ice mass over the GrIS. We use satellite observations to assess how much snow on average falls over the GrIS and what the annual cycle and spatial distribution of snowfall is. We find the annual mean snowfall over the GrIS inferred from CloudSat to be 34 ± 7.5 cm yr−1 liquid equivalent.
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