Katabatic winds and piteraq storms: observations from the Greenland ice sheet

Authors

  • Dirk van As Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark
  • Robert S. Fausto Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark
  • Konrad Steffen Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Zürcherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland
  • * PROMICE project team *Andreas P. Ahlstrøm, Signe B. Andersen, Morten L. Andersen, Jason E. Box, Charalampos Charalampidis, Michele Citterio, William T. Colgan, Karen Edelvang, Signe H. Larsen, Søren Nielsen, Martin Veicherts and Anker Weidick

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v33.4669

Abstract

In 2007 the Programme for Monitoring the Greenland Ice Sheet (PROMICE) was initiated to observe and gain insight into the mass budget of Greenland ice masses. By means of in situ observations and remote sensing, PROMICE assesses how much mass is gained as snow accumulation on the surface versus how much is lost by iceberg calving and surface ablation (Ahlstrøm et al. 2008). A key element of PROMICE is a network of automatic weather stations (AWSs) designed to quantify components of the surface mass balance, including the energy exchanges contributing to surface ablation (Van As et al. 2013).

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Published

2015-07-07

How to Cite

van As, D., Fausto, R. S., Steffen, K., & PROMICE project team, *. (2015). Katabatic winds and piteraq storms: observations from the Greenland ice sheet. GEUS Bulletin, 31, 83–86. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v33.4669

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RESEARCH ARTICLE | SHORT

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