Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
The Cryosphere, 14, 4039–4061, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-4039-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 4039–4061, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-4039-2020

Research article 16 Nov 2020

Research article | 16 Nov 2020

Modelling the evolution of Djankuat Glacier, North Caucasus, from 1752 until 2100 CE

Yoni Verhaegen et al.

Data sets

Climatic datasets Yoni Verhaegen, Philippe Huybrechts, Oleg Rybak, Victor Popovnin https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3934612

Model code and software

Coupled ice flow-supraglacial debris model Yoni Verhaegen, Philippe Huybrechts, Oleg Rybak, Victor Popovnin https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3934612

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Short summary
We use a numerical flow model to simulate the behaviour of the Djankuat Glacier, a WGMS reference glacier situated in the North Caucasus (Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, Russian Federation), in response to past, present and future climate conditions (1752–2100 CE). In particular, we adapt a more sophisticated and physically based debris model, which has not been previously applied in time-dependent numerical flow line models, to look at the impact of a debris cover on the glacier’s evolution.