Université de Fribourg

Calculating distributed glacier mass balance for the Swiss Alps from regional climate model output: A methodical description and interpretation of the results

Machguth, Horst ; Paul, Frank ; Kotlarski, Sven ; Hoelzle, Martin

In: Journal of Geophysical Research, 2009, vol. 114, p. D19106

This study aims at giving a methodical description of the use of gridded output from a regional climate model (RCM) for the calculation of glacier mass balance distribution for the perimeter of the Swiss Alps. The mass balance model runs at daily steps and 100 m spatial resolution, while the regional model (REMO) RCM provides daily grids (∼18 km resolution) of dynamically downscaled reanalysis...