Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Development and technical paper
10 Jan 2017
Development and technical paper |  | 10 Jan 2017

Optimal numerical solvers for transient simulations of ice flow using the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM versions 4.2.5 and 4.11)

Feras Habbal, Eric Larour, Mathieu Morlighem, Helene Seroussi, Christopher P. Borstad, and Eric Rignot


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AR by Feras Habbal on behalf of the Authors (05 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Oct 2016) by Jeremy Fyke
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Oct 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (10 Nov 2016) by Jeremy Fyke
AR by Feras Habbal on behalf of the Authors (17 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Nov 2016) by Jeremy Fyke
Short summary
This work presents the results from testing a suite of numerical solvers on a standard ice sheet benchmark test. We note the relevance of this test to practical simulations and identify the fastest solvers for the transient simulation. The highlighted solvers show significant speed-ups in relation to the default solver (~1.5–100 times faster) and enable a new capability for solving massive, high-resolution models that are critical for improving projections of ice sheets and sea-level change.