David E. Rupp and Philip W. Mote

AMS Journal of Climate

Published date September 9, 2013

Detection and Attribution of Observed Changes in Northern Hemisphere Spring Snow Cover

  • Examines climate model simulations of Northern Hemisphere spring snow cover extent and compares these with observed trends
  • Finds that, with natural forcings alone, the models are unable to reproduce observed trends
  • Finds that with the combination of natural and anthropogenic forcings, the models simulate the observed downward trend, although the magnitude is underestimated