J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 2020 DOI: 10.1029/2019jd031914 View full text
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Qingyun Bian, Zhongfeng Xu, Hui Zheng, Kai Li, Jingjing Liang, Wenli Fei, Chunxiang Shi, Shuai Zhang, Zong‐Liang Yang

Abstract: The Tibetan Plateau has experienced substantial warming during the last few decades. As a result, the cryosphere of the Tibetan Plateau, including the snow cover, has shown significant changes. We characterized the changes in snow over the Tibetan Plateau using several snow-related indices, including snow depth and snow-covered days based on the MERRA-2 and JRA-55 reanalysis data set and passive microwave (MW) satellite observations. The analyses were performed over different time periods-including the last 38…

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