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The Cryosphere, 15, 3181–3205, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3181-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3181–3205, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3181-2021

Research article 09 Jul 2021

Research article | 09 Jul 2021

Firn changes at Colle Gnifetti revealed with a high-resolution process-based physical model approach

Enrico Mattea et al.

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In our study we find that climate change is affecting the high-alpine Colle Gnifetti glacier (Swiss–Italian Alps) with an increase in melt amounts and ice temperatures. In the near future this trend could threaten the viability of the oldest ice core record in the Alps. To reach our conclusions, for the first time we used the meteorological data of the highest permanent weather station in Europe (Capanna Margherita, 4560 m), together with an advanced numeric simulation of the glacier.