Articles | Volume 10, issue 5
Research article
13 Oct 2016
Research article |  | 13 Oct 2016

A daily, 1 km resolution data set of downscaled Greenland ice sheet surface mass balance (1958–2015)

Brice Noël, Willem Jan van de Berg, Horst Machguth, Stef Lhermitte, Ian Howat, Xavier Fettweis, and Michiel R. van den Broeke


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Sep 2016) by Lora Koenig
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Short summary
We present a 1 km resolution data set (1958–2015) of daily Greenland ice sheet surface mass balance (SMB), statistically downscaled from the data of RACMO2.3 at 11 km using elevation dependence, precipitation and bare ice albedo corrections. The data set resolves Greenland narrow ablation zones and local outlet glaciers, and shows more realistic SMB patterns, owing to enhanced runoff at the ice sheet margins. An evaluation of the product against SMB measurements shows improved agreement.