Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Model description paper
24 Sep 2021
Model description paper |  | 24 Sep 2021

fenics_ice 1.0: a framework for quantifying initialization uncertainty for time-dependent ice sheet models

Conrad P. Koziol, Joe A. Todd, Daniel N. Goldberg, and James R. Maddison


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-90', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Dan Goldberg, 05 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-90', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Dan Goldberg, 05 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Dan Goldberg on behalf of the Authors (05 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Aug 2021) by Alexander Robel
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Aug 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Aug 2021) by Alexander Robel
Short summary
Sea level change due to the loss of ice sheets presents great risk for coastal communities. Models are used to forecast ice loss, but their evolution depends strongly on properties which are hidden from observation and must be inferred from satellite observations. Common methods for doing so do not allow for quantification of the uncertainty inherent or how it will affect forecasts. We provide a framework for quantifying how this initialization uncertainty affects ice loss forecasts.