Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Research article
21 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 21 Jan 2019

Monitoring changes in forestry and seasonal snow using surface albedo during 1982–2016 as an indicator

Terhikki Manninen, Tuula Aalto, Tiina Markkanen, Mikko Peltoniemi, Kristin Böttcher, Sari Metsämäki, Kati Anttila, Pentti Pirinen, Antti Leppänen, and Ali Nadir Arslan


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (16 Nov 2018) by Martin De Kauwe
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Dec 2018) by Martin De Kauwe
RR by Richard L.H. Essery (15 Dec 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Dec 2018) by Martin De Kauwe
AR by Terhikki Manninen on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The surface albedo time series CLARA-A2 SAL was used to study trends in the timing of the melting season of snow and preceding albedo value in Finland during 1982–2016 to assess climate change. The results were in line with operational snow depth data, JSBACH land ecosystem model, SYKE fractional snow cover and greening-up data. In the north a clear trend to earlier snowmelt onset, increasing melting season length, and decrease in pre-melt albedo (related to increased stem volume) was observed.
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