Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 12, 189–204, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-189-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 189–204, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-189-2018

Research article 19 Jan 2018

Research article | 19 Jan 2018

Modelling debris transport within glaciers by advection in a full-Stokes ice flow model

Anna Wirbel et al.

Model code and software

awirbel/debadvect: Initial release (Version v1.0.0) A. Wirbel https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1139804

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Short summary
As debris cover affects the meltwater production and behaviour of glaciers it is important to understand how, and over what timescales, it forms. Here we develop an advanced 3-D numerical model that describes transport of sediment through a glacier to the point where it emerges at the surface. The numerical performance of the model is satisfactory and it reproduces debris structures observed within real-world glaciers, thereby offering a useful tool for future studies of debris-covered glaciers.