Short Name:
Fresh_Water_Antarctic_Peninsula_Tijm-Reijmer_ALWNPP2010-02

Freshwater fluxes and climate change in the Antarctic Peninsula: a combined observational and modelling approach

The Antarctic Peninsula (AP) is one of the few regions in Antarctica that experiences significant surface melt and runoff. Being a region of fast atmospheric warming (three to four times the global average during the last five decades), the increase in meltwater production has presumably led to the disintegration of numerous ice shelves in the northern AP. As a result, grounded glaciers have accelerated and thinned. It is anticipated that this process will continue in a future warming world. The aim of this project, is to quantify the freshwater flux from AP glaciers during the modern era (1989-present), using a combination of observations and modeling. This data set consists (will consist) of: - Automatic Weather Station observations from the Larsen C ice shelf. - Regional Climate Model output (RACMO3)

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