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TC | Volume 13, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 13, 281–296, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-281-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 13, 281–296, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-281-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 29 Jan 2019

Research article | 29 Jan 2019

Estimation of the Antarctic surface mass balance using the regional climate model MAR (1979–2015) and identification of dominant processes

Cécile Agosta et al.
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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Nov 2018) by Kenichi Matsuoka
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (17 Nov 2018)
RR by Massimo Frezzotti (19 Nov 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Dec 2018) by Kenichi Matsuoka
AR by Cécile Agosta on behalf of the Authors (27 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Jan 2019) by Kenichi Matsuoka
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Antarctic surface mass balance (ASMB), a component of the sea level budget, is commonly estimated through modelling as observations are scarce. The polar-oriented regional climate model MAR performs well in simulating the observed ASMB. MAR and RACMO2 share common biases we relate to drifting snow transport, with a 3 times larger magnitude than in previous estimates. Sublimation of precipitation in the katabatic layer modelled by MAR is of a magnitude similar to an observation-based estimate.
Antarctic surface mass balance (ASMB), a component of the sea level budget, is commonly...
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