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Volume 10, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 10, 2981-2998, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 10, 2981-2998, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 06 Dec 2016

Research article | 06 Dec 2016

Evaposublimation from the snow in the Mediterranean mountains of Sierra Nevada (Spain)

Javier Herrero and María José Polo
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We present 7 years of field work and modelling to assess the importance of the loss of water from the snow by means of evaposublimation in the Mediterranean mountains of Sierra Nevada. The actual evaposublimation rates were detected through detailed measurement of the mass fluxes from the snow. These data have led to some improvements in the modelling of the snow dynamics in this kind of mountainous semiarid regions. Evaposublimation is estimated to range 24–33% of total annual snowfall.
We present 7 years of field work and modelling to assess the importance of the loss of water...