Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 14, 1209–1223, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1209-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 1209–1223, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1209-2020

Research article 15 Apr 2020

Research article | 15 Apr 2020

Unprecedented atmospheric conditions (1948–2019) drive the 2019 exceptional melting season over the Greenland ice sheet

Marco Tedesco and Xavier Fettweis

Model code and software

MAR code X. Fettweis http://mar.cnrs.fr/ index.php?option_smdi=presentation&idm=10

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Short summary
Unprecedented atmospheric conditions occurring in the summer of 2019 over Greenland promoted new record or close-to-record values of mass loss. Summer of 2019 was characterized by an exceptional persistence of anticyclonic conditions that enhanced melting.