Glacier melt modeling: Air Temperature 1996-2011

Summary

Abstract: 

This is the data and metatada for modeled Air Temperature - part of six modeled parameters that comprise the Taylor Valley Galcier Melt modeling

Data contained and described in this document correspond to the physically-based surface energy balance model for the glaciers of Taylor Valley developed by the dataset owners. The spatial variability in ablation (ice melt and sublimation), runoff, and climate sensitivity of the glaciers was modeled using 16 years of meteorological and surface mass balance (the net mass gain or loss of ice on the surface of the glacier) observations collected in Taylor Valley (see figure).  

An unusual aspect of the model is the inclusion of transmission of solar radiation into the ice and subsequent drainage of some subsurface melt .  

Melt model was applied to the ablation zones of the glaciers of Taylor Valley, identified by colored areas. Mass balance stakes, meteorological stations, and stream gages shown for reference.

This dataset package is part of a 6-pack multi-set, which you can find at http://mcmlter.org 
The input files, parameters and examples are found in this package: http://mcmlter.org/content/glacier-melt-modeling-inputs-and-example-m-file-reader

Date Range: 

Wednesday, July 10, 1996 to Saturday, June 11, 2011

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 1996

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 1997

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 1998

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 1999

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 2000

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 2001

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 2002

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 2003

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 2004

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 2005

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 2006

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 2007

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 2008

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 2009

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 2010

Modeled data details for the air temperature, year 2011

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/3783e3f979a40d6a18294b1bf673246b

Data set ID: 

8009
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Additional Project roles: 

Field Crew
Data Manager

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