Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2481–2499, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2481-2019
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2481–2499, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2481-2019

Development and technical paper 27 Jun 2019

Development and technical paper | 27 Jun 2019

A rapidly converging initialisation method to simulate the present-day Greenland ice sheet using the GRISLI ice sheet model (version 1.3)

Sébastien Le clec'h et al.

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To provide reliable projections of the ice-sheet contribution to future sea-level rise, ice sheet models must be able to simulate the observed ice sheet present-day state. Using a low computational iterative minimisation procedure, based on the adjustment of the basal drag coefficient, we rapidly minimise the errors between the simulated and the observed Greenland ice thickness and ice velocity, and we succeed in stabilising the simulated Greenland ice sheet state under present-day conditions.