Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 14, 1809–1827, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1809-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 1809–1827, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1809-2020

Research article 09 Jun 2020

Research article | 09 Jun 2020

The added value of high resolution in estimating the surface mass balance in southern Greenland

Willem Jan van de Berg et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (03 Apr 2020) by Xavier Fettweis
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Apr 2020) by Xavier Fettweis
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Apr 2020) by Xavier Fettweis
AR by Willem Jan van de Berg on behalf of the Authors (23 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Apr 2020) by Xavier Fettweis
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Short summary
In times of increasing computer power, atmospheric models that estimate the surface mass balance of the Greenland can be run with increasing resolution. However, at which resolution is the error no longer determined by the lacking resolution but by model shortcomings? In this manuscript we show that for the majority of the southern part of the Greenland Ice Sheet, our study area, a model resolution of 20 km is sufficient although finer model resolutions are still beneficial.