Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Model description paper
24 Jul 2018
Model description paper |  | 24 Jul 2018

SHAKTI: Subglacial Hydrology and Kinetic, Transient Interactions v1.0

Aleah Sommers, Harihar Rajaram, and Mathieu Morlighem

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Meltwater drainage beneath glaciers and ice sheets influences how fast they move and is complicated and constantly changing. Most models distinguish between fast and slow drainage with different equations for each system. The SHAKTI model allows for the ice–water drainage arrangement to transition naturally between different types of flow. This model can be used to understand how drainage affects glacier speeds and the associated ice loss to further inform predictions of sea level rise.