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TC | Volume 12, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 12, 1091–1102, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1091-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 12, 1091–1102, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1091-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 26 Mar 2018

Research article | 26 Mar 2018

Extreme temperature events on Greenland in observations and the MAR regional climate model

Amber A. Leeson et al.
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Future melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet is predicted using regional climate models (RCMs). Here, we assess the ability of the MAR RCM to reproduce observed extreme temperature events and the melt energy produced during these times at 14 locations. We find that MAR underestimates temperatures by >0.5 °C during extreme events, which leads to an underestimate in melt energy by up to 41 %. This is potentially an artefact of the data used to drive the MAR simulation and needs to be corrected for.
Future melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet is predicted using regional climate models (RCMs)....
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