RETAIN - Understanding and predicting non-linear change in the permeability of Greenland firn
Fieldwork / Study
Geolocation is 76.361227145064, -41.66015625
Project aims: This project will 1) develop a percolation/retention scheme based on inverse modeling of shallow ice core data; 2) evaluate non-linearities in ice sheet melt water runoff; and 3) assess feedback mechanisms between atmosphere and surface properties (i.e. albedo) using a regional climate model applied to the past and future. We will thus achieve a more complete understanding of the ice sheet's past, present, and future climate response and its global sea level impact.
DMI's role: Implement a new percolation/retention scheme into the regional climate model HIRHAM5 and asses feedback mechanisms between atmosphere and surface properties.
Funding: Det Frie Forskningsråd | Natur og Univers
Period: Jan 1 2015 – Dec 31 2017
Collaborators: GEUS, DTU-ARTEK