Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-1675-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-1675-2023
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17 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 17 Apr 2023

Characteristics of the 1979–2020 Antarctic firn layer simulated with IMAU-FDM v1.2A

Sanne B. M. Veldhuijsen, Willem Jan van de Berg, Max Brils, Peter Kuipers Munneke, and Michiel R. van den Broeke

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Firn is the transition of snow to glacier ice and covers 99 % of the Antarctic ice sheet. Knowledge about the firn layer and its variability is important, as it impacts satellite-based estimates of ice sheet mass change. Also, firn contains pores in which nearly all of the surface melt is retained. Here, we improve a semi-empirical firn model and simulate the firn characteristics for the period 1979–2020. We evaluate the performance with field and satellite measures and test its sensitivity.