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ISMIP-HEINO experiment revisited: effect of higher-order approximation and sensitivity study

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Abstract:

We revisit the results of the ISMIP-HEINO benchmark by first analyzing the differences in various model outputs using a wavelet-based spectral technique. Second, the ISMIP-HEINO benchmark experiments are recomputed with a novel numerical ice-sheet model based on the SIA-I algorithm that enables both the shallow-ice and a higher-order approximation of the ice-flow equations to be performed. To assess the significance of the higher-order approximation in the ISMIP-HEINO experiment, a numerical sensitivity study for the shallow-ice approximation (SIA) simulations is also carried out. A high sensitivity of the SIA model response to surface temperature perturbations is found. We conclude that the variations in ISMIP-HEINO results are due to the differences in (1) simulated basal temperatures and (2) numerical treatment of the basal sliding condition.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3189/002214311798843278

Publication date: December 1, 2011

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  • The Journal of Glaciology is published six times per year. It accepts submissions from any discipline related to the study of snow and ice. All articles are peer reviewed. The Journal is included in the ISI Science Citation Index.
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