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Melt Water Retention Processes in Snow and Firn on Ice Sheets and Glaciers: Observations and Modeling

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889456192 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-619-2 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Geography
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Melt takes place where the surface of glaciers or ice sheets interacts with the atmosphere. While the processes governing surface melt are fairly well understood, the pathways of the meltwater, from its origin to the moment it leaves a glacier system, remain enigmatic. It is not even guaranteed that meltwater leaves a glacier or ice sheet. On Greenland, for example, only slightly more than 50% of the meltwater runs off. The remainder mostly refreezes within the so-called firn cover of the ice sheet. This eBook contains 11 studies which tackle the challenge of understanding meltwater retention in snow and firn from various angles. The studies focus both on mountain glaciers and on the Greenland ice sheet and address challenges such as measuring firn properties, quantifying their influence on meltwater retention, modelling firn processes and meltwater refreezing as well as unravelling the mechanisms within the recently discovered Greenland firn aquifers.

Precipitation statistics from regional climate model at resolutions relevant for soil erosion

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Book Series: Wissenschaftliche Berichte des Instituts für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie ISSN: 01795619 ISBN: 9783731502272 Year: Volume: 66 Pages: XX, 177 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000041271 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Astronomy (General)
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A major source of uncertainty in regional climate model simulations arises from the convection parameterisation. Increasing spatial resolution to the so-called convection-permitting scale allows switching off most of the convective parameterisations. Several studies prove the benefits of this spatial scale, but none of them is based on climatological time-scale (i.e. 30 years) as this research.

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