Sub-debris melt model intercomparison

I’m doing the modelling for my part of the sub-debris melt model intercomparison task of the IACS Working Group on Debris Covered Glaciers. I just wanted to give a shout out to all the participants who have controbuted data to the study, and especially to Adria Bach who works at WSL in Francesca Pelliciottis research group, as she heroically checked and compiled all the data for public sharing for the modelling effort. Thanks to you all. The model intercomparison data (restricted to experiment participants for now) and documents are online here. If you are interested in participating – even at this late data – with a new melt model then do let us know.

Adria also produced this figure that shows the range of environments we are capturing in our model intercomparison.

Its pretty good really I think – we should be able to see how the models we are comparing perform in a range of environments in which debris covered glacirs are found now! Pertty cool – I’m looking forward to seeing and comparing all the first model results at the IUGG in Montreal next month!

Also looks like the locals are right to call Suldenferner little Siberia – its markedly colder than the very similarly located Arolla glacier.

About lindsey

Environmental scientist. I am glaciologist specialising in glacier-climate interactions to better understand the climate system. The point of this is to understand how glaciated envionments might change in the future - how the glaciers will respond and what the impact on associated water resources and hazard potential will be.
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