Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2443–2470, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-2443-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2443–2470, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-2443-2021

Model description paper 05 May 2021

Model description paper | 05 May 2021

The Utrecht Finite Volume Ice-Sheet Model: UFEMISM (version 1.0)

Constantijn J. Berends et al.

Model code and software

Berends_etal_2021_GMD_supplement C. J. Berends, R. S. W. van de Wal, and H. Goelzer https://github.com/IMAU-paleo/UFEMISM

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Short summary
The largest uncertainty in projections of sea-level rise comes from ice-sheet retreat. To better understand how these ice sheets respond to the changing climate, ice-sheet models are used, which must be able to reproduce both their present and past evolution. We have created a model that is fast enough to simulate an ice sheet at a high resolution over the course of an entire 120 000-year glacial cycle. This allows us to study processes that cannot be captured by lower-resolution models.