Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Research article
14 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 14 Mar 2022

PISM-LakeCC: Implementing an adaptive proglacial lake boundary in an ice sheet model

Sebastian Hinck, Evan J. Gowan, Xu Zhang, and Gerrit Lohmann

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Proglacial lakes were pervasive along the retreating continental ice margins after the Last Glacial Maximum. Similarly to the marine ice boundary, interactions at the ice-lake interface impact ice sheet dynamics and mass balance. Previous numerical ice sheet modeling studies did not include a dynamical lake boundary. We describe the implementation of an adaptive lake boundary condition in PISM and apply the model to the glacial retreat of the Laurentide Ice Sheet.