Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 15, 2601–2621, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2601-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 2601–2621, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2601-2021

Research article 11 Jun 2021

Research article | 11 Jun 2021

Mapping the aerodynamic roughness of the Greenland Ice Sheet surface using ICESat-2: evaluation over the K-transect

Maurice van Tiggelen et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on tc-2020-378', Ute Herzfeld, 21 Jan 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Maurice Van Tiggelen, 01 Apr 2021
  • CC2: 'Comment on tc-2020-378', Ute Herzfeld, 21 Jan 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2020-378', Christof Lüpkes, 01 Feb 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Maurice Van Tiggelen, 01 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2020-378', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Feb 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Maurice Van Tiggelen, 01 Apr 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on tc-2020-378', Shane Grigsby, 21 Feb 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC3', Maurice Van Tiggelen, 01 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (09 Apr 2021) by Benjamin Smith
AR by Maurice Van Tiggelen on behalf of the Authors (20 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 May 2021) by Benjamin Smith
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Short summary
We developed a method to estimate the aerodynamic properties of the Greenland Ice Sheet surface using either UAV or ICESat-2 elevation data. We show that this new method is able to reproduce the important spatiotemporal variability in surface aerodynamic roughness, measured by the field observations. The new maps of surface roughness can be used in atmospheric models to improve simulations of surface turbulent heat fluxes and therefore surface energy and mass balance over rough ice worldwide.