Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Research article
05 Jul 2017
Research article |  | 05 Jul 2017

Evaluation of Greenland near surface air temperature datasets

J. E. Jack Reeves Eyre and Xubin Zeng


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AR by Jack Reeves Eyre on behalf of the Authors (10 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Apr 2017) by Marco Tedesco
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Apr 2017)
RR by Xavier Fettweis (03 May 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 May 2017) by Marco Tedesco
AR by Jack Reeves Eyre on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We have used extensive air temperature measurements (~  1400 station-years) to assess more than 10 gridded datasets over the Greenland ice sheet. We recommend the best datasets for estimating past melting of the ice sheet and show that choice of dataset is important for evaluating 31 earth system models. Most, but not all, of the datasets show similar history of temperature changes over the 20th century, and the earth system models generally capture long-term warming but not decadal variations.