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TC | Volume 12, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 12, 1643–1649, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1643-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 12, 1643–1649, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1643-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Brief communication 08 May 2018

Brief communication | 08 May 2018

Brief communication: Improved simulation of the present-day Greenland firn layer (1960–2016)

Stefan R. M. Ligtenberg et al.
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Firn is the transitional product between fresh snow and glacier ice, and a 10-100 m thick layer covers the Greenland ice sheet. It has the capacity to store meltwater and thereby mitigate runoff to the ocean. Using a model and improved atmospheric forcing, we simulate firn density and temperature that agrees well with observations from firn cores. Especially in the regions with substantial melt, and therefore the most sensitive to a warming climate, the results improved significantly.
Firn is the transitional product between fresh snow and glacier ice, and a 10-100 m thick layer...
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