Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Research article
14 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 14 Mar 2019

The impact of model resolution on the simulated Holocene retreat of the southwestern Greenland ice sheet using the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM)

Joshua K. Cuzzone, Nicole-Jeanne Schlegel, Mathieu Morlighem, Eric Larour, Jason P. Briner, Helene Seroussi, and Lambert Caron

Data sets

Continental scale, high order, high spatial resolution, ice sheet modeling using the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM) E. Larour, H. Seroussi, M. Morlighem, and E. Rignot

Short summary
We present ice sheet modeling results of ice retreat over southwestern Greenland during the last 12 000 years, and we also test the impact that model horizontal resolution has on differences in the simulated spatial retreat and its associated rate. Results indicate that model resolution plays a minor role in simulated retreat in areas where bed topography is not complex but plays an important role in areas where bed topography is complex (such as fjords).