Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 10, 2799–2819, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2799-2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 2799–2819, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2799-2016

Research article 18 Nov 2016

Research article | 18 Nov 2016

Surface energy balance sensitivity to meteorological variability on Haig Glacier, Canadian Rocky Mountains

Samaneh Ebrahimi and Shawn J. Marshall

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AR by Samaneh Ebrahimi on behalf of the Authors (02 Jul 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Jul 2016) by Michiel van den Broeke
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (17 Jul 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Jul 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Aug 2016) by Michiel van den Broeke
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (17 Oct 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (18 Oct 2016) by Michiel van den Broeke
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Short summary
Atmospheric–glacier surface interactions govern melt, where each variable has a different impact depending on the region and time of year. To understand these impacts and their year-to-year variability on summer melt extent, we examine melt sensitivity to different meteorological variables at a glacier in the Canadian Rockies. Cloud conditions, surface albedo, temperature, and humidity are all important to melt extent and should be considered in models of glacier response to climate change.