Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4555–4577, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4555-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4555–4577, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4555-2020

Development and technical paper 25 Sep 2020

Development and technical paper | 25 Sep 2020

Simulating the Early Holocene demise of the Laurentide Ice Sheet with BISICLES (public trunk revision 3298)

Ilkka S. O. Matero et al.

Data sets

Simulations of the Early Holocene demise of the Laurentide Ice Sheet with BISICLES (public trunk r3298) Matero, Ilkka; Gregoire, Lauren; Ivanovic, Ruza https://doi.org/10.5285/7e0b2d81-ee71-48d6-a901-3b417d482072

Model code and software

Public trunk revision 3298 of BISICLES and revision 23085 of Chombo version 3 Matero, Ilkka; Gregoire, Lauren; Ivanovic, Ruza https://doi.org/10.5518/778

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Short summary
The Northern Hemisphere cooled by several degrees for a century 8000 years ago due to the collapse of an ice sheet in North America that released large amounts of meltwater into the North Atlantic and slowed down its circulation. We numerically model the ice sheet to understand its evolution during this event. Our results match data thanks to good ice dynamics but depend mostly on surface melt and snowfall. Further work will help us understand how past and future ice melt affects climate.