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Volume 11, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 11, 1949–1965, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1949-2017
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Special issue: Mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet

The Cryosphere, 11, 1949–1965, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1949-2017
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 23 Aug 2017

Research article | 23 Aug 2017

On the importance of the albedo parameterization for the mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet in EC-Earth

Michiel M. Helsen et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (26 Jun 2017) by Marco Tedesco
AR by Michiel Helsen on behalf of the Authors (06 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Jul 2017) by Marco Tedesco
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Ice sheets reflect most incoming solar radiation back into space due to their high reflectivity (albedo). The albedo of ice sheets changes as a function of, for example, liquid water content and ageing of snow. In this study we have improved the description of albedo over the Greenland ice sheet in a global climate model. This is an important step, which also improves estimates of the annual ice mass gain or loss over the ice sheet using this global climate model.
Ice sheets reflect most incoming solar radiation back into space due to their high reflectivity...
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