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Volume 11, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 11, 2799–2813, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2799-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 11, 2799–2813, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2799-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Dec 2017

Research article | 11 Dec 2017

A continuum model for meltwater flow through compacting snow

Colin R. Meyer and Ian J. Hewitt

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We describe a new model for the evolution of snow temperature, density, and water content on the surface of glaciers and ice sheets. The model encompasses the surface hydrology of accumulation and ablation areas, allowing us to explore the transition from one to the other as thermal forcing varies. We predict year-round liquid water storage for intermediate values of the surface forcing. We also compare our model to data for the vertical percolation of meltwater in Greenland.
We describe a new model for the evolution of snow temperature, density, and water content on the...
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