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Volume 10, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 10, 313–328, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-313-2016
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The Cryosphere, 10, 313–328, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-313-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 10 Feb 2016

Research article | 10 Feb 2016

Cloud effects on surface energy and mass balance in the ablation area of Brewster Glacier, New Zealand

J. P. Conway and N. J. Cullen

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Clouds are shown to force fundamental changes in the surface energy and mass balance of Brewster Glacier, New Zealand. Cloudy periods exhibit greater melt due to increased incoming long-wave radiation and higher atmospheric vapour pressure rather than through minimal changes in mean air temperature and wind speed. Surface mass-balance sensitivity to air temperature is enhanced in overcast compared to clear-sky periods due to more frequent melt and a strong precipitation phase to albedo feedback.
Clouds are shown to force fundamental changes in the surface energy and mass balance of Brewster...
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