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Netherlands Polar Data Center

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

Tijm-Reijmer, Dr. C.H. (2012). Freshwater fluxes and climate change in the Antarctic Peninsula: a combined observational and modelling approach. (v1) Utrecht, The Netherlands. Published by IMAU, Utrecht University. https://npdc.nl/305b99f4-f36e-563f-a56d-0ab8d7935738
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Summary

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)

Temporal coverage

Period

1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011


PlatformNot Applicable
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Temperature/humidity Sensors
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Pressure/height Meters > Pressure Sensors
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Probes > Snowpack Temperature Probe
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Temperature/humidity Sensors > Thermocouples
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Temperature/humidity Sensors > Thermometers
InstrumentEarth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/navigation > Gps > Gps Receivers
InstrumentEarth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Thermal/radiation Detectors > Pyranometers
InstrumentEarth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Thermal/radiation Detectors > Pyrgeometers
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Current/wind Meters > Wind Monitor

Data resolution

Temporal resolution

1 hour

Temporal resolution range

Hourly - < Daily


Originating center

Utrecht University, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU)

Participants

NameOrganizationRole

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Dataset progress

in work

Data quality

Quality of the data set is generally good.

Access constraints

No constraints.

Use constraints

Contact the author / data center to request data.


Projects

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Publications

Kuipers Munneke, P., van den Broeke, M.R., et al., 2011. Near-surface climate and surface energy budget of Larsen C ice shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. Cryosphere discussions 5, 2665-2697

Links

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Dif id: Fresh_Water_Antarctic_Peninsula_Tijm-Reijmer_ALWNPP2010-02 | UUID: 305b99f4-f36e-563f-a56d-0ab8d7935738 | Version: 1