Courses / Univ. Washington Glaciology

Fall 2014 group reading seminar: Modeling

For Fall quarter the Glaciology Group is holding the reading seminar on the very general theme, “Modeling / “Ice-flow modeling”. This will inevitably follow the interest of the group and cannot attempt to be comprehensive in only 10 weeks. Here is what we have been reading and discussing:

Week 1: Oerlemans, J. (2011). Minimal Glacier Models

Week 2: Johannesson, T., C. Raymond, and E. Waddington (1989). Time-scale for adjustment of glaciers to changes in mass balance. Journal of Glaciology 35 (121), 355-369.

Week 3: Bindschadler, R. (1982). A numerical model of temperate glacier flow applied to the quiescent phase of a surge-type glacier. Journal of Glaciology 28 (99), 239-265.

Week 4: Nick, F., C.J. Van der Veen, A. Vieli, and D. Benn (2010). A physically based calving model applied to marine outlet glaciers and implications for the glacier dynamics. Journal of Glaciology 56 (199), 781-794.

Week 5: Van der Veen, C.J. and I.M. Whillans (1996). Model experiments on the evolution and stability of ice streams. Annals of Glaciology 23, 129-137.

Week 6: Schoof, C. (2010). Ice-sheet acceleration driven by melt supply variability. Nature 468, 803-806.

Week 7: Morris, E.M. and D.J. Wingham (2014). Densification of polar snow: Measurements, modeling, and implications for altimetry. J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 119, 349365.

Week 8: Hock, R. and B. Holmgren (2005). A distributed surface-energy balance model for complex topography and its application to Storglaciaren, Sweden. Journal of Glaciology 51(172), 25-36.

Week 9: Cutler, P., D. Mickelson, P. Colgan, D. MacAyeal, and B. Parizek (2001). Influence of the Great Lakes on the dynamics of the southern Laurentide ice sheet: Numerical experiments. Geology 29, 1039-1042.


(Featured image is photo pair of Variegated Glacier, Alaska before surge in 1964 and after surge in 1965; image credit Austin Post)