Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1901–1916, 2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1901–1916, 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.

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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.