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TC | Volume 12, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 12, 1479-1498, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1479-2018
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The Cryosphere, 12, 1479-1498, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1479-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 Apr 2018

Research article | 20 Apr 2018

Modelling the climate and surface mass balance of polar ice sheets using RACMO2 – Part 2: Antarctica (1979–2016)

Jan Melchior van Wessem et al.
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We present a detailed evaluation of the latest version of the regional atmospheric climate model RACMO2.3p2 (1979-2016) over the Antarctic ice sheet. The model successfully reproduces the present-day climate and surface mass balance (SMB) when compared with an extensive set of observations and improves on previous estimates of the Antarctic climate and SMB. This study shows that the latest version of RACMO2 can be used for high-resolution future projections over the AIS.
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