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Tracking 3-D meltwater production and runoff from glacial bare-ice surfaces

Project description

Detecting surface meltwater in glacial bare-ice areas

In glacial bare-ice areas, the often developed porous, low-density ‘weathering crust’ (WC) causes sub-surface melting and dramatically changes the surface albedo and thus melt rates. However, Surface Mass Balance (SMB) models lack fundamental limitations on the production and fate of meltwater in bare-ice areas. The EU-funded IceMelt3D project will detect the production and fate of surface meltwater in glacial bare-ice areas to improve the skill of Surface Mass Balance (SMB) models in forecasting melt and runoff of considerable ice loss. The project will focus on numerically quantifying ablation area processes in the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Canada and develop the Regional Climate Model (RCM) ‘MAR’ for SMB reconstruction of the QEI ice caps.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Net EU contribution
€ 235 191,36
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Belgium

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Liège
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 235 191,36

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
1-560 Enterprise Square 10230 Jasper Avenue Research Services Office
T5J 4P6 Edmonton Alberta

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00