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Firn data compilation reveals widespread decrease of firn air content in western Greenland

  • Vandecrux, Baptiste Department of Glaciology and Climate, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark - Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  • MacFerrin, Michael Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • Machguth, Horst Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland - Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Colgan, William T. Department of Glaciology and Climate, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • As, Dirk van Department of Glaciology and Climate, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Heilig, Achim Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
  • Stevens, C. Max Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Charalampidis, Charalampos Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Munich, Germany
  • Fausto, Robert S. Department of Glaciology and Climate, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Morris, Elizabeth M. Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
  • Mosley-Thompson, Ellen Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and Department of Geography, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
  • Koenig, Lora National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • Montgomery, Lynn N. National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • Miège, Clément Department of Geography, Rutgers University, Piscataway, USA
  • Simonsen, Sebastian B. DTU Space, National Space Institute, Department of Geodynamics, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  • Ingeman-Nielsen, Thomas Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  • Box, Jason E. Department of Glaciology and Climate, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
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    11.03.2019
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  • The Cryosphere. - 2019, vol. 13, no. 3, p. 845–859
English The perennial snow, or firn, on the Greenland ice sheet each summer stores part of the meltwater formed at the surface, buffering the ice sheet’s contribution to sea level. We gathered observations of firn air content, indicative of the space available in the firn to retain meltwater, and find that this air content remained stable in cold regions of the firn over the last 65 years but recently decreased significantly in western Greenland.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Géosciences
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  • English
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Climate
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