Greenland Surface Mass Balance
Entry ID: Modelling_Arctic_Glaciers_VDBroeke_IPY37_NL

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Summary
Abstract: Model data, RACMO2

Purpose: The Greenland ice sheet (GrIS) contains enough water to raise global sea level by about 7 m. Recent research shows that melt water that has formed at the ice sheet surface drains to the bed of the glacier, accelerating the ice flow. As a result, the glacier thins, the surface lowers, melting increases and the cycle starts anew. This positive feedback between surface climate and ice dynamics is ... View entire text
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Description: Regional modeling of Greenland surface mass balance for key episodes in the past and future (Eemian, pre-industrial)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 85.0   S: 55.0   E: 10.0   W: -80.0
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: TOP OF ATMOSPHERE
Min Depth: 0.065 M Max Depth: 30 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Prof. dr. M.R. van den Broeke
Dataset Title: Greenland surface mass balance
Dataset Series Name: Runs for Eemian and pre-industrial times
Dataset Release Date: 01-01-2011
Dataset Release Place: Utrecht, the Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: IMAU, Utrecht University
Data Presentation Form: netCDF
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-08-01
Stop Date: 2010-07-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 18 km
Longitude Resolution: 18 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Vertical Resolution: 0.065 m - 4 m (typical 35 levels) in snow
Vertical Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 10 meters
Temporal Resolution: 6 hr
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
Quality The model RACMO2 has been tested and checked against current climate data and it is used to evaluate the current climate in Greenland resulting in several publications. Model data for the Eemian were tested in 1 publication (see the list of publications).
Access Constraints No constraints
Use Constraints Contact the author / data center to request data
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Physics and Astronomy Department, Utrecht University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.imau.nl

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHIEL VAN DEN BROEKE
Phone: +31 30 253 3169
Fax: +31 30 254 3163
Email: m.r.vandenbroeke at uu.nl
Contact Address:
Utrecht University
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research
PO Box 80 005
City: Utrecht
Postal Code: 3508 TA
Country: The Netherlands
Distribution
Distribution Media: Contact the author / data center to request data
Distribution Size: Variable
Distribution Format: Netcdf files
Fees: No fees apply
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +31 30 253 3169
Fax: +31 30 254 3163
Email: m.r.vandenbroeke at uu.nl
Contact Address:
Utrecht University
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research
PO Box 80 005
City: Utrecht
Postal Code: 3508 TA
Country: The Netherlands
Publications/References
Kaspar, F., N. Kühl, U. Cubasch and T. Litt (2005), A model-data‚Äźcomparison of European temperatures in the Eemian interglacial, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L11703, doi:10.1029/2005GL022456
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-02-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-01-20
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