Fig. 4: Sensitivity of Svalbard refreezing capacity to atmospheric warming. | Nature Communications

Fig. 4: Sensitivity of Svalbard refreezing capacity to atmospheric warming.

From: Low elevation of Svalbard glaciers drives high mass loss variability

Fig. 4

Scatter plots showing Svalbard-wide correlations between a June–July–August 2 m air temperature anomaly (1985–2018 minus 1958–1984) and ELA. b ELA and ablation zone area, c ablation zone area and surface melt, and d melt and firn refreezing capacity. Statistics include number of records (N), correlation (R), and fitting parameters (ac). e Post-1985 change in refreezing capacity (%; 1985–2018 minus 1958–1984). ELA for the period 1985–2018 is also shown as a black line.

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