Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 9, 691–701, 2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 691–701, 2015

Research article 14 Apr 2015

Research article | 14 Apr 2015

Quantifying meltwater refreezing along a transect of sites on the Greenland ice sheet

C. Cox et al.


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ED: Publish as is (25 Mar 2015) by Ian M. Howat
Short summary
On the Greenland Ice Sheet, a significant quantity of surface melt water refreezes after infiltrating into the cold underlying firn. This paper presents a new method for estimating the amount of water refreezing using temperature measurements. The method is applied to temperature data from a transect of 11 sites and the results provide some of the first measurement-based estimates of refreezing quantities which can be used to improve modeling and better understand the refreezing process.