Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 15, 1065–1085, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1065-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 1065–1085, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1065-2021

Research article 01 Mar 2021

Research article | 01 Mar 2021

Physics-based SNOWPACK model improves representation of near-surface Antarctic snow and firn density

Eric Keenan et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 1,793 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
1,206 553 34 1,793 29 40
  • HTML: 1,206
  • PDF: 553
  • XML: 34
  • Total: 1,793
  • BibTeX: 29
  • EndNote: 40
Views and downloads (calculated since 20 Jul 2020)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 20 Jul 2020)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 1,471 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 1,471 with geography defined and 0 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Latest update: 23 Sep 2021
Download
Short summary
Snow density is required to convert observed changes in ice sheet volume into mass, which ultimately drives ice sheet contribution to sea level rise. However, snow properties respond dynamically to wind-driven redistribution. Here we include a new wind-driven snow density scheme into an existing snow model. Our results demonstrate an improved representation of snow density when compared to observations and can therefore be used to improve retrievals of ice sheet mass balance.