(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

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A spreadsheet-based (Microsoft Excel) point surface energy balance model for glacier and snow melt studies

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This paper describes a point surface energy balance model which runs whithin the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet package. The study incorporates a large amount of previous energy balance work and presents it in a useable form. The core model calculates the net shortwave and longwave radiation fluxes, the turbulent sensible and latent heat fluxes and the surface melt rate at a point on a melting ice or snow surface, from hourly inputs of incoming shortwave radiation, vapour pressure, air temperature and wind speed data. Model calculations are compared with measured surface melt rates at 5 points of Haut Glacier d''Arolla, Switzerland, over a 115 day ablation period


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 25, no6 [pp. 649-658]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

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