Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 16, 1197–1220, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1197-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 1197–1220, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1197-2022
Research article
07 Apr 2022
Research article | 07 Apr 2022

SNICAR-ADv4: a physically based radiative transfer model to represent the spectral albedo of glacier ice

Chloe A. Whicker et al.

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Snow and ice surfaces are important to the global climate. Current climate models use measurements to determine the reflectivity of ice. This model uses physical properties to determine the reflectivity of snow, ice, and darkly pigmented impurities that reside within the snow and ice. Therefore, the modeled reflectivity is more accurate for snow/ice columns under varying climate conditions. This model paves the way for improvements in the portrayal of snow and ice within global climate models.