Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4331–4348, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4331–4348, 2021

Data description paper 07 Sep 2021

Data description paper | 07 Sep 2021

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 et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-54', Joshua King, 04 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2021-54', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Florent Dominé on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Aug 2021) by Kirsten Elger
Short summary
Current sophisticated snow physics models were mostly designed for alpine conditions and cannot adequately simulate the physical properties of Arctic snowpacks. New snow models will require Arctic data sets for forcing and validation. We provide an extensive driving and testing data set from a high Arctic herb tundra site in Canada. Unique validating data include continuous time series of snow and soil thermal conductivity and temperature profiles. Field observations in spring are provided.