Modeling ice sheets and glaciers
Convener: Frank Pattyn  | Co-Conveners: Eric Larour , Guðfinna Aðalgeirsdóttir , Olivier Gagliardini 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 07 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / Room 5
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 07 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Thu, 07 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Halls X/Y

This session is intended to attract a broad range of ice-sheet and glacier modelling contributions, welcoming applied and theoretical contributions. Theoretical topics that are encouraged are higher-order mechanical models, data inversion and assimilation, representation of other earth sub-systems in ice-sheet models, and the incorporation of basal processes and novel constitutive relationships in these models.

Applications of newer modelling themes to ice-sheets and glaciers past and present are particularly encouraged, in particular those considering ice streams, rapid change, grounding line motion and ice-sheet model intercomparisons.

Our invited speaker this year is Jeremy Basis (University of Michigan, USA) and the title of his presentation is "New approximations for large-scale ice sheet flow: Towards a happy marriage between the shallow-ice and shelfy-stream approximations".