Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 13, 373–395, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-373-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 373–395, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-373-2019

Research article 01 Feb 2019

Research article | 01 Feb 2019

Assessment of the Greenland ice sheet–atmosphere feedbacks for the next century with a regional atmospheric model coupled to an ice sheet model

Sébastien Le clec'h et al.

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Quantifying the future contribution of the Greenland ice sheet (GrIS) to sea-level rise in response to atmospheric changes is important but remains challenging. For the first time a full representation of the feedbacks between a GrIS model and a regional atmospheric model was implemented. The authors highlight the fundamental need for representing the GrIS topography change feedbacks with respect to the atmospheric component face to the strong impact on the projected sea-level rise.