Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Model description paper
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30 Jan 2023
Model description paper | Highlight paper |  | 30 Jan 2023

Introducing CRYOWRF v1.0: multiscale atmospheric flow simulations with advanced snow cover modelling

Varun Sharma, Franziska Gerber, and Michael Lehning


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Review of gmd-2021-231', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-231', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Nov 2021
  • AC1: 'Response to the two submitted reviews', Varun Sharma, 10 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Varun Sharma on behalf of the Authors (10 Jul 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Jul 2022) by Fabien Maussion
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (26 Jul 2022)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (28 Jul 2022) by Fabien Maussion
AR by Varun Sharma on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (01 Oct 2022) by Fabien Maussion
AR by Varun Sharma on behalf of the Authors (19 Oct 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Executive editor
Modelling the interactions of the atmosphere and cryosphere is essential to understanding our changing climate. This paper presents the coupling of the widely used WRF atmosphere to the SNOWPACK snow model. This work creates an important new tool for the modelling community.
Short summary
Most current generation climate and weather models have a relatively simplistic description of snow and snow–atmosphere interaction. One reason for this is the belief that including an advanced snow model would make the simulations too computationally demanding. In this study, we bring together two state-of-the-art models for atmosphere (WRF) and snow cover (SNOWPACK) and highlight both the feasibility and necessity of such coupled models to explore underexplored phenomena in the cryosphere.