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Juan Ignacio López-Moreno   Dr.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Juan Ignacio López-Moreno published an article in March 2018.
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J. Julio Camarero

179 shared publications

Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (IPE-CSIC), 50192 Zaragoza, Spain

John W. Pomeroy

168 shared publications

Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Santiago Beguería-Portugés

108 shared publications

Estación Experimental Aula Dei, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (EEAD-CSIC), 50192 Zaragoza, Spain

Isabel Cacho

90 shared publications

GRC Geociències Marines, Departament Dinàmica de la Terra i l’Oceà, Facultat de Ciències de la Terra; Universitat de Barcelona; C/ Martí i Franquès s/n, Campus de Pedralbes 08028 Barcelona Spain

Jan Kysely

49 shared publications

Faculty of Environmental Sciences; Czech University of Life Sciences; Prague Czech Republic

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(2004 - 2018)
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Article 4 Reads 0 Citations Air and wet bulb temperature lapse rates and their impact on snowmaking in a Pyrenean ski resort Juan Ignacio López-Moreno, F. Navarro-Serrano, C. Azorin-Mol... Published: 09 March 2018
Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi: 10.1007/s00704-018-2448-y
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Article 2 Reads 4 Citations Spatial heterogeneity in snow water equivalent induced by forest canopy in a mixed beech–fir stand in the Pyrenees Jérôme Latron, J. Ignacio López-Moreno Published: 14 September 2017
Annals of Glaciology, doi: 10.3189/172756408787814951
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This paper analyzes the effect of forest canopy on snow water equivalent during two consecutive snow seasons in a mixed beech–fir stand in the Pyrenees. The results confirm that the forest canopy is a dominant influence on snowpack distribution during the accumulation and melting periods. In general, a noticeable decrease in snow water equivalent and an increase in variability among observations are detected with increasing density of the forest canopy. The influence of the forest canopy on melting rates is complex and highly dependent on the dominant climatic conditions. Similar conclusions are reached for both of the snow seasons for which measurements are available, but several differences are also recorded. This study highlights the important influence of climatic conditions observed during the snow season on the relationship between stand characteristics and snowpack dynamics.
Article 2 Reads 2 Citations Using very long-range terrestrial laser scanner to analyze the temporal consistency of the snowpack distribution in a hi... Juan I. López-Moreno, Jesús Revuelto, E. Alonso-González, Al... Published: 01 May 2017
Journal of Mountain Science, doi: 10.1007/s11629-016-4086-0
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Article 3 Reads 0 Citations Integrating scales and LTER methods to better understand the overall dynamics of a mountain protected space: the Ordesa ... M. Begoña García, Concepción López Alados, Ramón Antor, José... Published: 27 April 2016
Ecosistemas, doi: 10.7818/ecos.2016.25-1.04
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Article 3 Reads 7 Citations Thinning of the Monte Perdido Glacier in the Spanish Pyrenees since 1981 Juan Ignacio López-Moreno, Jesús Revuelto, Ibai Rico, Javier... Published: 17 March 2016
The Cryosphere, doi: 10.5194/tc-10-681-2016
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This paper analyzes the evolution of the Monte Perdido Glacier, the third largest glacier in the Pyrenees, from 1981 to the present. We assessed the evolution of the glacier's surface area by analysis of aerial photographs from 1981, 1999, and 2006, and changes in ice volume by geodetic methods with digital elevation models (DEMs) generated from topographic maps (1981 and 1999), airborne lidar (2010) and terrestrial laser scanning (TLS, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014) data. We interpreted the changes in the glacier based on climate data from nearby meteorological stations. The results indicate that the degradation of this glacier accelerated after 1999. The rate of ice surface loss was almost three times greater during 1999–2006 than during earlier periods. Moreover, the rate of glacier thinning was 1.85 times faster during 1999–2010 (rate of surface elevation change = −8.98 ± 1.80m, glacier-wide mass balance = −0.73 ± 0.14mw.e.yr−1) than during 1981–1999 (rate of surface elevation change = −8.35 ± 2.12m, glacier-wide mass balance = −0.42 ± 0.10mw.e.yr−1). From 2011 to 2014, ice thinning continued at a slower rate (rate of surface elevation change = −1.93 ± 0.4myr−1, glacier-wide mass balance = −0.58 ± 0.36mw.e.yr−1). This deceleration in ice thinning compared to the previous 17 years can be attributed, at least in part, to two consecutive anomalously wet winters and cool summers (2012–2013 and 2013–2014), counteracted to some degree by the intense thinning that occurred during the dry and warm 2011–2012 period. However, local climatic changes observed during the study period do not seem sufficient to explain the acceleration of ice thinning of this glacier, because precipitation and air temperature did not exhibit statistically significant trends during the study period. Rather, the accelerated degradation of this glacier in recent years can be explained by a strong disequilibrium between the glacier and the current climate, and likely by other factors affecting the energy balance (e.g., increased albedo in spring) and feedback mechanisms (e.g., heat emitted from recently exposed bedrock and debris covered areas).
Article 2 Reads 9 Citations Snowpack variability across various spatio-temporal resolutions J. I. López-Moreno, J. Revuelto, S. R. Fassnacht, Cesar Azor... Published: 11 June 2014
Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10245
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