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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 10, 477-496, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-477-2016
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Research article
03 Mar 2016
The darkening of the Greenland ice sheet: trends, drivers, and projections (1981–2100)
Marco Tedesco et al.
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SC C2394: 'Significant trends of summer snowfall from MAR.', Erik Noble, 28 Nov 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC C2441: 'review of Tedesco et al', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Dec 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC C2449: 'Tedesco et al. Review', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Dec 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
 
AC C2778: 'Reply to reviewers and revised version', Marco Tedesco, 13 Jan 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (14 Jan 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Jan 2016) by Edward Hanna
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (09 Feb 2016)  
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Feb 2016)  
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Feb 2016) by Edward Hanna  
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Summer surface albedo over Greenland decreased at a rate of 0.02 per decade between 1996 and 2012. The decrease is due to snow grain growth, the expansion of bare ice areas, and trends in light-absorbing impurities on snow and ice surfaces. Neither aerosol models nor in situ observations indicate increasing trends in impurities in the atmosphere over Greenland. Albedo projections through to the end of the century under different warming scenarios consistently point to continued darkening.
Summer surface albedo over Greenland decreased at a rate of 0.02 per decade between 1996 and...
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