Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 14, 385–402, 2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 385–402, 2020

Research article 31 Jan 2020

Research article | 31 Jan 2020

Relating regional and point measurements of accumulation in southwest Greenland

Achim Heilig et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Dec 2019) by Joseph MacGregor
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ED: Publish as is (06 Jan 2020) by Joseph MacGregor
Short summary
We investigate the spatial representativeness of point observations of snow accumulation in SW Greenland. Such analyses have rarely been conducted but are necessary to link regional-scale observations from, e.g., remote-sensing data to firn cores and snow pits. The presented data reveal a low regional variability in density but snow depth can vary significantly. It is necessary to combine pits with spatial snow depth data to increase the regional representativeness of accumulation observations.