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dc.contributor.advisorHulton, Nick
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-27T09:00:49Z
dc.date.available2008-08-27T09:00:49Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/2481
dc.description.abstractA distributed surface energy balance model has been developed to simulate mass balance at an hourly resolution. The model is applied to a 25 m resolution digital elevation model of a valley glacier in Switzerland. The three main energy balance components are modelled from moderate data input from an automatic weather station in the vicinity. The components are modelled considering the influence of slope aspect and effective horizon. Early assessment shows that the spatial and temporal pattern and the magnitude are sensible. Appraisal of the whole mass balance model indicates that the model underestimates accumulation and slightly over estimates ablation. This can be attributed in part to a localised variation in input parameters. Uncertainty analysis is required to improve model performance.en
dc.contributor.sponsorScotish Student Support Agencyen
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.subjectGlacier Energy Balanceen
dc.subjectModerate Data Inputen
dc.subjectGISen
dc.subjectMSc by Research in GISen
dc.titleInvestigating the possibilities of energy balance modelling with more moderate input data. Development and testing, Griesgletscher, Switzerlanden
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc(R) Master of Science by Researchen
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