Articles | Volume 11, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3747–3780, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3747-2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3747–3780, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3747-2018

Model description paper 18 Sep 2018

Model description paper | 18 Sep 2018

MPAS-Albany Land Ice (MALI): a variable-resolution ice sheet model for Earth system modeling using Voronoi grids

Matthew J. Hoffman et al.

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MPAS-Albany Land Ice (MALI) is a new variable-resolution land ice model that uses unstructured grids on a plane or sphere. MALI is built for Earth system modeling on high-performance computing platforms using existing software libraries. MALI simulates the evolution of ice thickness, velocity, and temperature, and it includes schemes for simulating iceberg calving and the flow of water beneath ice sheets and its effect on ice sliding. The model is demonstrated for the Antarctic ice sheet.