Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 14, 3209–3213, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-3209-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 3209–3213, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-3209-2020

Brief communication 22 Sep 2020

Brief communication | 22 Sep 2020

Brief communication: Time step dependence (and fixes) in Stokes simulations of calving ice shelves

Brandon Berg and Jeremy Bassis

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (07 Jun 2020) by Valentina Radic
AR by Brandon Berg on behalf of the Authors (08 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Jun 2020) by Valentina Radic
RR by Christian Schoof (26 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (26 Jul 2020) by Valentina Radic
AR by Brandon Berg on behalf of the Authors (06 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Aug 2020) by Valentina Radic
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Short summary
Computer models of ice sheets and glaciers are an important component of projecting sea level rise due to climate change. For models that seek to simulate the full balance of forces within the ice, if portions of the glacier are allowed to quickly break off in a process called iceberg calving, a numerical issue arises that can cause inaccurate results. We examine the issue and propose a solution so that future models can more accurately predict the future behavior of ice sheets and glaciers.