This is the data and metatada for modeled Wind Speed - part of six modeled parameters that comprise the Taylor Valley Galcier Melt modeling
Data contained and described in this document correspond to the physically-based surface energy balance model for the glaciers of Taylor Valley developed by the dataset owners. The spatial variability in ablation (ice melt and sublimation), runoff, and climate sensitivity of the glaciers was modeled using 16 years of meteorological and surface mass balance (the net mass gain or loss of ice on the surface of the glacier) observations collected in Taylor Valley (see figure).
An unusual aspect of the model is the inclusion of transmission of solar radiation into the ice and subsequent drainage of some subsurface melt .
Melt model was applied to the ablation zones of the glaciers of Taylor Valley, identified by colored areas. Mass balance stakes, meteorological stations, and stream gages shown for reference.
This dataset package is part of a 6-pack multi-set, which you can find at http://mcmlter.org The input files, parameters and examples are found in this package: http://mcmlter.org/content/glacier-melt-modeling-inputs-and-example-m-file-reader
Data and metadata created with the assistance of Inigo San Gil on 2016
Other papers used for the study (see related publications for the author-related papers)
G. E. Liston and K. Elder, “A meteorological distribution system for high-resolution terrestrial modeling (MicroMet),” J. Hydrometeorol., vol. 7, pp. 217–234, 2006.
G. E. Liston, J.-G. Winther, O. Bruland, H. Elvehoy, and K. Sand, “Below-surface ice melt on the coastal Antarctic ice sheet,” J. Glaciol., vol. 45, no. 150, pp. 273–285, 1999.
MicroMet simulation code is owned by G. Liston at CU