Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
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, Heiko Goelzer, and Roderik S. W. van de Wal

Model code and software

Berends_etal_2021_GMD_supplement C. J. Berends, R. S. W. van de Wal, and H. Goelzer

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.