Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 53–60, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-53-2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 53–60, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-53-2018

  10 Jan 2018

10 Jan 2018

Modulation of glacier ablation by tephra coverage from Eyjafjallajökull and Grímsvötn volcanoes, Iceland: an automated field experiment

Rebecca Möller et al.

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Meteorological observations and ablation characteristics during the TIOGA experiment on Iceland in 2015 R. Möller, M. Möller, P. A. Kukla, and C. Schneider https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876656

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Short summary
Deposits of volcanic tephra alter the energy balance at the surface of a glacier. The effects reach from intensified melt to complete insulation, mainly depending on tephra thickness. Data from a field experiment on Iceland reveal an additional minor dependency on tephra type and suggest a substantially different behavior of tephra-covered snowpacks than of tephra-covered glacier ice. The related 50-day dataset of hourly records can readily be used for model calibration and validation purposes.