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The Cryosphere, 14, 1425–1435, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1425-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 1425–1435, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1425-2020

Brief communication 30 Apr 2020

Brief communication | 30 Apr 2020

Brief communication: CESM2 climate forcing (1950–2014) yields realistic Greenland ice sheet surface mass balance

Brice Noël et al.

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We present a reconstruction of historical (1950–2014) surface mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet using the Community Earth System Model (CESM2; ~111 km) to force a high-resolution regional climate model (RACMO2; ~11 km), which is further refined to 1 km spatial resolution. For the first time, an Earth-system-model-based product, assimilating no observations, can reconstruct realistic historical ice sheet surface mass balance as well as the mass loss acceleration that started in the 1990s.