Collaborative Research: IPY, The Next Generation: A Community Ice Sheet Model for Scientists and Educators With Demonstration Experiments in Amundsen Sea Embayment RegionEntry ID: Tulaczyk0632346
Purpose: The UCSC component of this project was concerned with ice-bed interactions. Representation of basal resistance to ice flow in ice sheet models has been quite rudimentary in the past. Yet, ice sheet models represent our best tool for predicting near future contribution of Antarctica to near future global sea level rise. Observational glaciological research around the world indicates that subglacial water represents an important control on ice flow velocity. Therefore, we concentrated on assessing subglacial meltwater generation and fluxes as part of this project. Particular geographic focus of this work has been on the section of the Antarctic ice sheet draining into the Amundsen Sea Embayment.
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DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-07