The flow-line model was designed to enable estimation of the age and surface origin for various ice bodies identified within hot-water drilled boreholes on Larsen C Ice Shelf. Surface fluxes are accumulated, converted to thicknesses, and advected down flow from a fixed number of selected points. The model requires input datasets of surface mass balance, surface velocity, vertical strain rates, ice-shelf thickness, and a vertical density profile.
This model is part of a larger project. Input datasets such as density profiles and trajectory vectors are available separately.
Resolution is dependent on the input datasets.
Funding was provided by the NERC grant NE/L005409/1.
Accumulation, Advection, Flow-line model, Ice shelf, Surface flux
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|Name||Prof Adrian Luckman|
|Name||Dr Suzanne Bevan|
|Reference:||Bevan, S.L., Luckman, A., Hubbard B., Kulessa, B., Ashmore, D., Kuipers Munneke, P., OLeary, M., Booth, A., Sevestre, H. and McGrath, D., 2017. Centuries of melt on Larsen C Ice Shelf, The Cryosphere Discussions, doi:10.5194/tc-2017-81|
|Quality:||The model is a numerical approximation to the analytical solution. In addition, the quality of the model depends on the quality of the input datasets. Example model output datasets are available and described in the readme.txt file.|
|Lineage:||See the referenced publication for further information.|
|Data Set Creator||Bevan,S; Luckman,A|
|Data Set Title||Flow-line model code for accumulation of ice along velocity-based trajectories|
|Data Set Release Date||2017|
|Data Set Release Place||Polar Data Centre; British Antarctic Survey, NERC|
|Data Set Publisher||Polar Data Centre; British Antarctic Survey, NERC|
|Detailed Location||Designed for research on Larsen C Ice Shelf, but can be used anywhere.|
|Data Storage:||The model is a c-shell script calling Generic Mapping Tools and R functions. The files are approximately 5MB.|
|Access Constraints:||No restrictions apply.|
|Use Constraints:||This data is governed by the NERC data policy http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/data/policy/ and supplied under Open Government Licence v.3 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/.|