Temperature index models


Figure: Mass balance from in-situ measurements (blue) and mass balance modelled using OGGM’s temperature index model (orange).

This notebook provides a general overview of temperature index melt models and an example implementation in OGGM. To open the notebook in your browser, click the button below.


Among others, temperature index models are used to model glacier mass balance. The idea is to assume an empirical relationship between positive temperatures and melt rates.