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TC | Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 14, 957–965, 2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 14, 957–965, 2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Brief communication 12 Mar 2020

Brief communication | 12 Mar 2020

Brief communication: Evaluation of the near-surface climate in ERA5 over the Greenland Ice Sheet

Alison Delhasse et al.

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The ERA5 reanalysis of the ECMWF replaced the ERA-Interim in August 2019 and has never been evaluated over Greenland. The aim was to evaluate the performance of ERA5 to simulate the near-surface climate of the Greenland Ice sheet (GrIS) against ERA-Interim and regional climate models with the help of in situ observations from the PROMICE dataset. We also highlighted that polar regional climate models are still a useful tool to study the GrIS climate compared to ERA5.
The ERA5 reanalysis of the ECMWF replaced the ERA-Interim in August 2019 and has never been...