Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5645–5662, 2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5645–5662, 2020

Model description paper 18 Nov 2020

Model description paper | 18 Nov 2020

COSIPY v1.3 – an open-source coupled snowpack and ice surface energy and mass balance model

Tobias Sauter et al.

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Glacial changes play a key role from a socioeconomic, political, and scientific point of view. Here, we present the open-source coupled snowpack and ice surface energy and mass balance model, which provides a lean, flexible, and user-friendly framework for modeling distributed snow and glacier mass changes. The model provides a suitable platform for sensitivity, detection, and attribution analyses for glacier changes and a tool for quantifying inherent uncertainties.