Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Research article
04 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 04 Jun 2018

Seasonal monitoring of melt and accumulation within the deep percolation zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet and comparison with simulations of regional climate modeling

Achim Heilig, Olaf Eisen, Michael MacFerrin, Marco Tedesco, and Xavier Fettweis


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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Mar 2018)
ED: Publish as is (25 Apr 2018) by Edward Hanna
AR by Achim Heilig on behalf of the Authors (25 Apr 2018)
Short summary
This paper presents data on temporal changes in snow and firn, which were not available before. We present data on water infiltration in the percolation zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet that improve our understanding of liquid water retention in snow and firn and mass transfer. We compare those findings with model simulations. It appears that simulated accumulation in terms of SWE is fairly accurate, while modeling of the individual parameters density and liquid water content is incorrect.