Van de Berg, W. J., M. R. van den Broeke, C. H. Reijmer, and E. van Meijgaard. 2005. Characteristics of the Antarctic surface mass balance, 1958-2002, using a regional atmospheric climate model. Annals of Glaciology 41:97-104. Data provided by Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands. Accessed 10 August 2008.
Resolution: 60 km
Time Period: 1958-2002
Sources: Regional Atmospheric Climate Model version 2 (RACMO2/ANT) simulations with initial and boundary conditions provided by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) 40-year Reanalysis (ERA-40)
Units: mm·a-1, or kg·m-2·a-1, snow water equivalent (SWE)
Background: RACMO2/ANT is employed to simulate Antarctic specific surface mass balance (SSMB) in recent decades as the sum of modeled solid precipitation, sublimation/deposition, and melt.