Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 16, 1071–1089, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1071-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 1071–1089, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1071-2022
Research article
29 Mar 2022
Research article | 29 Mar 2022

Sensitivity of Antarctic surface climate to a new spectral snow albedo and radiative transfer scheme in RACMO2.3p3

Christiaan T. van Dalum 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
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-298', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1, RC2 and RC3', Christiaan van Dalum, 24 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-298', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1, RC2 and RC3', Christiaan van Dalum, 24 Dec 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on tc-2021-298', Cécile Agosta, 04 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1, RC2 and RC3', Christiaan van Dalum, 24 Dec 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) (04 Jan 2022) by Xavier Fettweis
AR by Christiaan van Dalum on behalf of the Authors (04 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Jan 2022) by Xavier Fettweis
RR by Cécile Agosta (14 Jan 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Jan 2022) by Xavier Fettweis
AR by Christiaan van Dalum on behalf of the Authors (28 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Feb 2022) by Xavier Fettweis
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Short summary
In this study, we improve the regional climate model RACMO2 and investigate the climate of Antarctica. We have implemented a new radiative transfer and snow albedo scheme and do several sensitivity experiments. When fully tuned, the results compare well with observations and snow temperature profiles improve. Moreover, small changes in the albedo and the investigated processes can lead to a strong overestimation of melt, locally leading to runoff and a reduced surface mass balance.