The model

The basis for our model is Marzeion et al 2012. However we implemented several changes:

  • change model to output monthly information
  • completely rewrote it to run more efficiently
  • implemented a workflow to have the model run automatically once new ERA Interim data is available.
  • minor bug fixes

The input data we use:

  • CRU data as this the data with which the model is calibrated
  • ERA Interim analysis. To introduce the data into our model we use anomalies in relation to a 1979 – 2009 climatology
  • Randolph glacier inventory

A more detail description of the model is in preparation for publication.