Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
The Cryosphere, 12, 3265–3285, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3265-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 3265–3285, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3265-2018
Research article
10 Oct 2018
Research article | 10 Oct 2018

Modelling last glacial cycle ice dynamics in the Alps

Julien Seguinot et al.

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About 25 000 years ago, Alpine glaciers filled most of the valleys and even extended onto the plains. In this study, with help from traces left by glaciers on the landscape, we use a computer model that contains knowledge of glacier physics based on modern observations of Greenland and Antarctica and laboratory experiments on ice, and one of the fastest computers in the world, to attempt a reconstruction of the evolution of Alpine glaciers through time from 120 000 years ago to today.