About this Research Topic
We encourage authors to submit original work and review articles to improve knowledge on observing and modelling water retention processes in snow and firn on ice sheets and glaciers. Potential contributions could include, but are not limited to:
• parameters affecting water retention in snow and firn
• key measurement and techniques
• observation and model uncertainties
• how well we model the current and historical surface mass balance evolution on both glaciers and ice sheets
Keywords: ice sheets, glaciers, retention, percolation, refreezing, cold content, surface mass balance
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