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https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-1895-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-1895-2023
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09 May 2023
Research article |  | 09 May 2023

European heat waves 2022: contribution to extreme glacier melt in Switzerland inferred from automated ablation readings

Aaron Cremona, Matthias Huss, Johannes Marian Landmann, Joël Borner, and Daniel Farinotti

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Summer heat waves have a substantial impact on glacier melt as emphasized by the extreme summer of 2022. This study presents a novel approach for detecting extreme glacier melt events at the regional scale based on the combination of automatically retrieved point mass balance observations and modelling approaches. The in-depth analysis of summer 2022 evidences the strong correspondence between heat waves and extreme melt events and demonstrates their significance for seasonal melt.