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Volume 12, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 12, 811-831, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-811-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 12, 811-831, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-811-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 06 Mar 2018

Research article | 06 Mar 2018

Modelling the climate and surface mass balance of polar ice sheets using RACMO2 – Part 1: Greenland (1958–2016)

Brice Noël et al.
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We present a detailed evaluation of the latest version of the regional climate model RACMO2.3p2 at 11 km resolution (1958–2016) over the Greenland ice sheet (GrIS). The model successfully reproduces the present-day climate and surface mass balance, i.e. snowfall minus meltwater run-off, of the GrIS compared to in situ observations. Since run-off from marginal narrow glaciers is poorly resolved at 11 km, further statistical downscaling to 1 km resolution is required for mass balance studies.
We present a detailed evaluation of the latest version of the regional climate model RACMO2.3p2...
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