Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 15, 2917–2938, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2917-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 2917–2938, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2917-2021

Research article 28 Jun 2021

Research article | 28 Jun 2021

Sensitivity of the Greenland surface mass and energy balance to uncertainties in key model parameters

Tobias Zolles and Andreas Born

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (27 Apr 2020) by Louise Sandberg Sørensen
AR by Tobias Zolles on behalf of the Authors (08 Dec 2020)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (06 Jan 2021) by Louise Sandberg Sørensen
AR by Tobias Zolles on behalf of the Authors (23 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Feb 2021) by Louise Sandberg Sørensen
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (08 Mar 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Mar 2021) by Louise Sandberg Sørensen
AR by Tobias Zolles on behalf of the Authors (30 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Apr 2021) by Louise Sandberg Sørensen
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Short summary
We investigate the sensitivity of a glacier surface mass and the energy balance model of the Greenland ice sheet for the cold period of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) and the present-day climate. The results show that the model sensitivity changes with climate. While for present-day simulations inclusions of sublimation and hoar formation are of minor importance, they cannot be neglected during the LGM. To simulate the surface mass balance over long timescales, a water vapor scheme is necessary.