Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Research article
28 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 28 Oct 2022

Ice fabrics in two-dimensional flows: beyond pure and simple shear

Daniel H. Richards, Samuel S. Pegler, and Sandra Piazolo

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Understanding the orientation of ice grains is key for predicting ice flow. We explore the evolution of these orientations using a new efficient model. We present an exploration of the patterns produced under a range of temperatures and 2D deformations, including for the first time a universal regime diagram. We do this for deformations relevant to ice sheets but not studied in experiments. These results can be used to understand drilled ice cores and improve future modelling of ice sheets.