Temperature index models

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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.

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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.