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Greenland meltwater storage in firn limited by near-surface ice formation
Machguth, H.; MacFerrin, M.; van As, D.; Box, J.E.; Charalampidis, C.; Colgan, W.; Fausto, R.S.; Meijer, H.A.J.; Mosley-Thompson, E.; van de Wal, R.S.W. (2016). Greenland meltwater storage in firn limited by near-surface ice formation. Nat. Clim. Chang. 6(4): 390-393. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/nclimate2899
In: Nature Climate Change. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 1758-678X, more
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    Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Machguth, H.
  • MacFerrin, M.
  • van As, D.
  • Box, J.E.
  • Charalampidis, C.
  • Colgan, W.
  • Fausto, R.S.
  • Meijer, H.A.J.
  • Mosley-Thompson, E.
  • van de Wal, R.S.W.

Abstract
    Surface melt of the Greenland ice sheet is retained through storage in the surface porous ice. This study shows that successive melt events have caused the formation of near-surface ice layers, preventing this storage and increasing meltwater runoff.

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