Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 10, 287–306, 2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 287–306, 2016

Research article 05 Feb 2016

Research article | 05 Feb 2016

Diagnostic and model dependent uncertainty of simulated Tibetan permafrost area

W. Wang et al.


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AR by Wenli Wang on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Oct 2015) by Tingjun Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Oct 2015)
ED: Publish as is (11 Jan 2016) by Tingjun Zhang
Short summary
We use a model-ensemble approach for simulating permafrost on the Tibetan Plateau. We identify the uncertainties across models (state-of-the-art land surface models) and across methods (most commonly used methods to define permafrost).

We differentiate between uncertainties stemming from climatic driving data or from physical process parameterization, and show how these uncertainties vary seasonally and inter-annually, and how estimates are subject to the definition of permafrost used.