Modeling Calving Front Dynamics Using a Level-set Method: Application to Jakobshavn Isbræ, West Greenland


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Recent observations highlight the influence of the calving front position on tidewater glaciers. Here, we present the theoretical and technical framework for a level-set method (LSM), which is now implemented into the Ice Sheet System Model. The LSM proves to be a robust tool to implicitly represent a dynamically evolving calving front in an Eulerian approach. We apply this method to a 3D thermodynamically coupled model of Jakobshavn Isbræ, West Greenland.



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SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth, 30 Sep 2016 - 02 Oct 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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Bondzio, J. , Seroussi, H. , Morlighem, M. , Kleiner, T. , Rückamp, M. , Larour, E. and Humbert, A. (2016): Modeling Calving Front Dynamics Using a Level-set Method: Application to Jakobshavn Isbræ, West Greenland , SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 30 September 2016 - 2 October 2016 .


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