Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 14, 3135–3153, 2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 3135–3153, 2020

Research article 16 Sep 2020

Research article | 16 Sep 2020

Modelling regional glacier length changes over the last millennium using the Open Global Glacier Model

David Parkes and Hugues Goosse

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Direct records of glacier changes rarely go back more than the last 100 years and are few and far between. We used a sophisticated glacier model to simulate glacier length changes over the last 1000 years for those glaciers that we do have long-term records of, to determine whether the model can run in a stable, realistic way over a long timescale, reproducing recent observed trends. We find that post-industrial changes are larger than other changes in this time period driven by recent warming.