Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 14, 1747–1762, 2020

Special issue: The Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project for CMIP6...

The Cryosphere, 14, 1747–1762, 2020

Research article 02 Jun 2020

Research article | 02 Jun 2020

Remapping of Greenland ice sheet surface mass balance anomalies for large ensemble sea-level change projections

Heiko Goelzer et al.

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