Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2805-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2805-2020
Model description paper
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24 Jun 2020
Model description paper |  | 24 Jun 2020

Description and validation of the ice-sheet model Yelmo (version 1.0)

Alexander Robinson, Jorge Alvarez-Solas, Marisa Montoya, Heiko Goelzer, Ralf Greve, and Catherine Ritz

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Here we describe Yelmo v1.0, an intuitive and state-of-the-art hybrid ice sheet model. The model design and physics are described, and benchmark simulations are provided to validate its performance. Yelmo is a versatile ice sheet model that can be applied to a wide variety of problems.