(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Glacier melt : a review of processes and their modelling

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During the last few decades, a large variety of melt models have been developed, ranging from simple temperature-index to sophisticated energy-balance models. There is a recent trend towards modelling with both high temporal and spatial resolution, the latter accomplished by fully distributed models. This review discusses the relevant processes at the surface-atmosphere interface, and their representation in melt models. While modelling of incoming radiation in mountain terrain is relatively accurate, modelling of turbulent fluxes and spatial and temporal variability in albedo constitute major uncertainties in current energy-balance models, and thus need further research


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 29, no3 [pp. 362-391]

Bibliographic references : 7 p.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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