Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1901–1916, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-1901-2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1901–1916, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-1901-2022
Data description paper
26 Apr 2022
Data description paper | 26 Apr 2022

Large ensemble of downscaled historical daily snowfall from an earth system model to 5.5 km resolution over Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica

Nicolas Ghilain et al.

Data sets

MASS2ANT Snowfall Dataset (Downscaling @5.5km over Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, 1850 - 2014) N. Ghilain, S. Vannitsem, Q. Dalaiden, H. Goosse, and L. De Cruz https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4287517

MASS2ANT Snowfall Dataset (Downscaling @5.5km over Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, 1850-2014): Daily fields (Part 1) N. Ghilain, S. Vannitsem, Q. Dalaiden, H. Goosse, and L. De Cruz https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6355455

MASS2ANT Snowfall Dataset (Downscaling @5.5km over Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, 1850-2014): Daily fields (Part 2) N. Ghilain, S. Vannitsem, Q. Dalaiden, H. Goosse, and L. De Cruz https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6359385

MASS2ANT Snowfall Dataset (Downscaling @5.5km over Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, 1850-2014): Daily fields (Part 3) N. Ghilain, S. Vannitsem, Q. Dalaiden, H. Goosse, and L. De Cruz https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6362299

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Short summary
Modeling the climate at high resolution is crucial to represent the snowfall accumulation over the complex orography of the Antarctic coast. While ice cores provide a view constrained spatially but over centuries, climate models can give insight into its spatial distribution, either at high resolution over a short period or vice versa. We downscaled snowfall accumulation from climate model historical simulations (1850–present day) over Dronning Maud Land at 5.5 km using a statistical method.