Freshwater fluxes and climate change in the Antarctic Peninsula: a combined observational and modelling approachEntry ID: Fresh_Water_Antarctic_Peninsula_Tijm-Reijmer_ALWNPP2010-02
Abstract: The Antarctic Peninsula (AP) is one of the few regions in Antarctica that experiences significant surface melt and runoff. Being a region of fast atmospheric warming (three to four times the global average during the last five decades), the increase in meltwater production has presumably led to the disintegration of numerous ice shelves in the northern AP. As a result, grounded glaciers have ... accelerated and thinned. It is anticipated that this process will continue in a future warming world. The aim of this project, is to quantify the freshwater flux from AP glaciers during the modern era (1989-present), using a combination of observations and modeling.
This data set consists (will consist) of:
- Automatic Weather Station observations from the Larsen C ice shelf.
- Regional Climate Model output (RACMO3)
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. C.H. Tijm-Reijmer
Dataset Title: Freshwater fluxes and climate in the Antarctic Peninsula
Dataset Release Place: Utrecht, the Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: IMAU, Utrecht University
Start Date: 2009-01-01Stop Date: 2011-12-31
Latitude Resolution: N/A
Longitude Resolution: N/A
Vertical Resolution: N/A
Temporal Resolution: 1 HR
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
ISO Topic Category
Quality Quality of the data set is generally good.
Access Constraints No constraints.
Use Constraints Contact the author / data center to request data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: email, ftp or internet
Distribution Size: Variable
Distribution Format: txt
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +31 30 2533167
Fax: +31 30 2543163
Email: C.H.Tijm-Reijmer at uu.nl
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU) Utrecht University P.O. Box 80005
Postal Code: 3508 TA
Country: The Netherlands
Kuipers Munneke, P., M.R. van den Broeke, J.C. King, T. Gray, and C.H. Reijmer, 2011. Near-surface climate and surface energy budget of Larsen C ice shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. The Cryosphere Discussions, 5, 2665-2697, doi:10.5194/tcd-5-2665-2011.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-01-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-01-05