Glacier melt modeling: Inputs and example m-file reader

Summary

Abstract: 

This is the data and metatada for the micromet inputs - the parameter and support data to produce six modeled parameters that comprise the Taylor Valley Galcier Melt modeling datasets

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 includes input files necessary to run the simulations, see the companion output dataset packages to re-use micromet data.

In here you will find:

  1. The 250m Digital Elevation Model (DEIM) used in the modeling process as ascii - spotdem250.txt, by Matthew Hoffman
  2. The landcover data used in the modeling process as ascii - tv_landcover_met.txt -by Matthew Hoffman
  3. The locations of met stations used to inform the MicroMet model can be found in met_station_locations.xlsx (Excel format)
  4. An example MATLAB script for visualizing MicroMet generated met data grids is also included, here. grid_viz_example.m
  5. The parameter file used to run MicroMet through snowmodel is snowmodel.par. 

Date Range: 

Tuesday, July 2, 1996 to Saturday, June 11, 2011

The digital elevation model, 250m used as ascii.

The Taylor Valley land cover data used in the modeling process as ascii

The locations of met stations used for the MicroMet model 

The parameter file used to run MicroMet through snowmodel is snowmodel.par. 

An example MATLAB script for visualizing MicroMet generated met data grids

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/f5bc1d4c5925f389ee8220bbec823e8a

Data set ID: 

8010
People

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Additional Project roles: 

Associated Researcher
Data Manager

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