Evaluating and correcting sensor change artifacts in the SNOTEL temperature records, southern Rocky Mountains, Colorado
In many high elevation mountain regions, documented warming rates have been greater than the global surface average. These warming rates directly affect the snowpack, runoff, ecosystems, agriculture and species that rely on a high elevation snowpack. Temperature records from the snow telemetry (SNOTEL) network across the Southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States have high warming rates, which may have been affected by systematic inhomogeneities in the temperature data caused by sensor changes. This study evaluates the maximum, average, and minimum temperature trends from 68 long-term ...
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Fassnacht, Steven; Kampf, Stephanie