Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 11, 319–329, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-319-2017
The Cryosphere, 11, 319–329, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-319-2017

Research article 31 Jan 2017

Research article | 31 Jan 2017

Marine ice sheet model performance depends on basal sliding physics and sub-shelf melting

Rupert Michael Gladstone et al.

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Computer models are used to simulate the behaviour of glaciers and ice sheets. It has been found that such models are required to be run at very high resolution (which means high computational expense) in order to accurately represent the evolution of marine ice sheets (ice sheets resting on bedrock below sea level), in certain situations which depend on sub-glacial physical processes.