Articles | Volume 18, issue 21
Biogeosciences, 18, 5851–5869, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5851-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 5851–5869, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5851-2021

Research article 03 Nov 2021

Research article | 03 Nov 2021

On the influence of erect shrubs on the irradiance profile in snow

Maria Belke-Brea et al.

Related authors

Meteorological, snow and soil data (2013–2019) from a herb tundra permafrost site at Bylot Island, Canadian high Arctic, for driving and testing snow and land surface models
Florent Domine, Georg Lackner, Denis Sarrazin, Mathilde Poirier, and Maria Belke-Brea
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4331–4348, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4331-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4331-2021, 2021
Short summary

Related subject area

Earth System Science/Response to Global Change: Climate Change
Not all biodiversity rich spots are climate refugia
Ádám T. Kocsis, Qianshuo Zhao, Mark J. Costello, and Wolfgang Kiessling
Biogeosciences, 18, 6567–6578, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6567-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6567-2021, 2021
Short summary
Evaluating the dendroclimatological potential of blue intensity on multiple conifer species from Tasmania and New Zealand
Rob Wilson, Kathy Allen, Patrick Baker, Gretel Boswijk, Brendan Buckley, Edward Cook, Rosanne D'Arrigo, Dan Druckenbrod, Anthony Fowler, Margaux Grandjean, Paul Krusic, and Jonathan Palmer
Biogeosciences, 18, 6393–6421, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6393-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6393-2021, 2021
Short summary
Anthropogenic CO2-mediated freshwater acidification limits survival, calcification, metabolism, and behaviour in stress-tolerant freshwater crustaceans
Alex R. Quijada-Rodriguez, Pou-Long Kuan, Po-Hsuan Sung, Mao-Ting Hsu, Garett J. P. Allen, Pung Pung Hwang, Yung-Che Tseng, and Dirk Weihrauch
Biogeosciences, 18, 6287–6300, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6287-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6287-2021, 2021
Short summary
Quantifying the role of moss in terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics in northern high latitudes
Junrong Zha and Qianlai Zhuang
Biogeosciences, 18, 6245–6269, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6245-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6245-2021, 2021
Short summary
Tolerance of tropical marine microphytobenthos exposed to elevated irradiance and temperature
Sazlina Salleh and Andrew McMinn
Biogeosciences, 18, 5313–5326, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5313-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5313-2021, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Akitaya, E.: Studies on depth hoar, in: Snow Mechanics, edited by: Nye, J., Proceedings of a symposium held at Grindelwald, April 1974, IAHS Pub. 114, 42–48, 1975. 
Aoki, T., Aoki, T., Fukabori, M., Hachikubo, A., Tachibana, Y., and Nishio, F.: Effects of Snow Physical Prameters on Spectral Albedo and Bidirectional Reflectance of Snow Surface, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 10219–10236, https://doi.org/10.1029/1999JD901122, 2000. 
Aoki, T., Kuchiki, K., Niwano, M., Kodama, Y., Hosaka, M., and Tanaka, T.: Physically Based Snow Albedo Model for Calculating Broadband Albedos and the Solar Heating Profile in Snowpack for General Circulation Models, J. Geophys. Res., 116, 1–22, https://doi.org/10.1029/2010JD015507, 2011. 
Barrere, M., Domine, F., Belke-Brea, M., and Sarrazin, D.: Snowmelt Events in Autumn Can Reduce or Cancel the Soil Warming Effect of Snow–Vegetation Interactions in the Arctic, J. Climate, 31, 9507–9518, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0135.1, 2018. 
Belke-Brea, M., Domine, F., Barrere, M., Picard, G., and Arnaud, L.: Impact of Shrubs on Surface Albedo and Snow Specific Surface Area at a Low Arctic Site: In-Situ Measurements and Simulations, J. Climate, 33, 1–42, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0318.1, 2019. 
Download
Short summary
Expanding shrubs in the Arctic change snowpacks into a mix of snow, impurities and buried branches. Snow is a translucent medium into which light penetrates and gets partly absorbed by branches or impurities. Measurements of light attenuation in snow in Northern Quebec, Canada, showed (1) black-carbon-dominated light attenuation in snowpacks without shrubs and (2) buried branches influence radiation attenuation in snow locally, leading to melting and pockets of large crystals close to branches.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint