Articles | Volume 10, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 10, 2361–2377, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2361-2016

Special issue: Mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet

The Cryosphere, 10, 2361–2377, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2361-2016

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 et al.

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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.