Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Research article
12 Dec 2017
Research article |  | 12 Dec 2017

Evaluation of different methods to model near-surface turbulent fluxes for a mountain glacier in the Cariboo Mountains, BC, Canada

Valentina Radić, Brian Menounos, Joseph Shea, Noel Fitzpatrick, Mekdes A. Tessema, and Stephen J. Déry


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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (27 Sep 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Oct 2017) by Thomas Mölg
RR by Jonathan Conway (20 Oct 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Oct 2017) by Thomas Mölg
AR by Valentina Radic on behalf of the Authors (21 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Oct 2017) by Thomas Mölg
Short summary
Our overall goal is to improve the numerical modeling of glacier melt in order to better predict the future of glaciers in Western Canada and worldwide. Most commonly used models rely on simplifications of processes that dictate melting at a glacier surface, in particular turbulent processes of heat exchange. We compared modeled against directly measured turbulent heat fluxes at a valley glacier in British Columbia, Canada, and found that more improvements are needed in all the tested models.