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dc.contributor.authorHall, Dorothy K.
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Richard S.
dc.contributor.authorCasey, K. A.
dc.contributor.authorDigirolamo, Nicolo E.
dc.contributor.authorWan, Z.
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-27T19:07:29Z
dc.date.available2010-04-27T19:07:29Z
dc.date.issued2006-06-08
dc.identifier.citationGeophysical Research Letters 33 (2006): L11501en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1912/3330
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2006. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Geophysical Research Letters 33 (2006): L11501, doi:10.1029/2006GL026444.en_US
dc.description.abstractMean, clear-sky surface temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet was measured for each melt season from 2000 to 2005 using Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)–derived land-surface temperature (LST) data-product maps. During the period of most-active melt, the mean, clear-sky surface temperature of the ice sheet was highest in 2002 (−8.29 ± 5.29°C) and 2005 (−8.29 ± 5.43°C), compared to a 6-year mean of −9.04 ± 5.59°C, in agreement with recent work by other investigators showing unusually extensive melt in 2002 and 2005. Surface-temperature variability shows a correspondence with the dry-snow facies of the ice sheet; a reduction in area of the dry-snow facies would indicate a more-negative mass balance. Surface-temperature variability generally increased during the study period and is most pronounced in the 2005 melt season; this is consistent with surface instability caused by air-temperature fluctuations.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSupport for this work was provided by NASA’s Earth Observing System and Cryospheric Sciences Programs.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2006GL026444
dc.titleSatellite-derived, melt-season surface temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet (2000–2005) and its relationship to mass balanceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2006GL026444


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