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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 11, 517-529, 2017
http://www.the-cryosphere.net/11/517/2017/
doi:10.5194/tc-11-517-2017
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Research article
16 Feb 2017
How much can we save? Impact of different emission scenarios on future snow cover in the Alps
Christoph Marty et al.
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SC1: 'Short comment on Marty et al.', Cenlin He, 01 Nov 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Comment on review by C. HE', Christoph Marty, 23 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC1: 'An overall nice and relevant paper with some issues to be solved', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Nov 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Comment on anonymous reviewer #1', Christoph Marty, 23 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC2: 'Review of "How much can we save ..." by Christoph Marty et al.', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
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AR by Christoph Marty on behalf of the Authors (23 Jan 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (24 Jan 2017) by Mr Ross Brown  
AR by Christoph Marty on behalf of the Authors (25 Jan 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Jan 2017) by Mr Ross Brown  
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Short summary
We simulate the future snow cover in the Alps with the help of a snow model, which is fed by projected temperature and precipitation changes from a large set of climate models. The results demonstrate that snow below 1000 m is probably a rare guest at the end of the century. Moreover, even above 3000 m the simulations show a drastic decrease in snow depth. However, the results reveal that the projected snow cover reduction can be mitigated by 50 % if we manage to keep global warming below 2°.
We simulate the future snow cover in the Alps with the help of a snow model, which is fed by...
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