publication . Other literature type . 2018

Glacier-wide summer surface mass-balance calculation : hydrological balance applied to the Argentiere and Mer de Glace drainage basins (Mont Blanc)

Viani, A.; Condom, Thomas; Vincent, Christine; Rabatel, A.; Bacchi, B.; Sicart, Jean-Emmanuel; Revuelto, J.; Six, D.; Zin, I.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Country: Sri Lanka
We present the glacier-wide summer surface mass balances determined by a detailed hydrological balance (sSMBhydro) and the quantification of the uncertainties of the calculations on the Argentiere and Mer de Glace-Leschaux drainage basins, located in the upper Arve watershed (French Alps), over the period 1996-2004. The spatial distribution of precipitation within the study area was adjusted using in situ winter mass-balance measurements. The sSMBhydro performance was assessed via a comparison with the summer surface mass balances based on in situ glaciological observations (sSMBglacio). Our results show that the sSMBhydro has an uncertainty of +/- 0.67 m w.e.a(...
free text keywords: Glacier hydrology, glacier mass balance, mass-balance reconstruction, mountain glaciers
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