I intend to create a long term melt record on a glacier surface. What are parameters required to efficiently calculate the same using satellite, weather station observations & reanalysis datasets (ERA-INTERIM)? I need the record to be of at least 100 years & therefore any or a combination of these datasets needs to be used for the same!
I have three cores from coastal Antarctica, which have frequent melt layers. I intend to calculate the melting that has happened at the surface in the past by using various climatic parameters (reanalysis data sets) and satellite data (e.g. Microwave Datasets) to quantify & /or ascertain a melting event at a certain point of time!