[Liwg-core] Greenland SMB in #173: so far, so good

Andrew Gettelman andrew at ucar.edu
Tue Jun 6 16:07:38 MDT 2017


Thanks Bill,

Fingers crossed that the SMB is okay.

Cheers,

Andrew

Sent from my iPhone (sorry for typos)
Andrew Gettelman
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> On Jun 6, 2017, at 11:51, Bill Sacks <sacks at ucar.edu> wrote:
> 
> Hi Andrew,
> 
> Jan checked Greenland Surface Mass Balance in #173, and so far (yrs 2-21) it's looking good: about the same as other runs:
> 
>> Greenland SMB is ~500 Gt/yr, which is consistent with previous (good) simulations. I would argue that Greenland melt is a bit too low (but hard to say as this is 1850). Also consistent is the lack of N-Greenland runoff.
>> 
>> Antarctic melt looks great, which is also in line with previous simulations. Overall, no big red flags or alarm bells based on this preliminary analysis.
> 
> We'll check again when the run is a bit further along.
> 
> Thanks,
> Bill S


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