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Sensitivity of a distributed temperature-radiation index melt model based on AWS observations and surface energy balance fluxes, Hurd Peninsula glaciers, Livingston Island, Antarctica
Año:2012
Áreas de investigación
  • Geofísica
Datos
Descripción
We use an automatic weather station and surface mass balance dataset spanning four melt seasons collected on Hurd Peninsula Glaciers, South Shetland Islands, to investigate the point surface energy balance, to determine the absolute and relative contribution of the various energy fluxes acting on the glacier surface and to estimate the sensitivity of melt to ambient temperature changes. Long-wave incoming radiation is the main energy source for melt, while short-wave radiation is the most important flux controlling the variation of both seasonal and daily mean surface energy balance. Short-wave and long-wave radiation fluxes do, in general, balance each other, resulting in a high correspondence between daily mean net radiation flux and available melt energy flux. We calibrate a distributed melt model driven by air temperature and an expression for the incoming short-wave radiation. The model is calibrated with the data from one of the melt seasons and validated with the data of the three remaining seasons. The model results deviate at most 140 mm w.e. from the corresponding observations using the glaciological method. The model is very sensitive to changes in ambient temperature: a 0.5 °C increase results in 56 % higher melt rates.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
No
Título de la revista
The Cryosphere
ISSN
1994-0416
Factor de impacto JCR
3,279
Información de impacto
Thomson Reuters ISI Impact Factor 2011 (último publicado)
Volumen
6
DOI
10.5194/tc-6-539-2012
Número de revista
3
Desde la página
539
Hasta la página
552
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Participantes
  • Autor: Ulf Jonsell (Swedish Polar Research Secretariat)
  • Autor: Francisco Jose Navarro Valero (UPM)
  • Autor: Manolo Bañón (Observatorio Meteorológico de Alicante, Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET))
  • Autor: Javier Jesus Lapazaran Izargain (UPM)
  • Autor: Jaime Otero Garcia (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Simulación Numérica en Ciencias e Ingeniería
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada a las Tecnologías de la Información
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