Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Development and technical paper
07 Jan 2014
Development and technical paper |  | 07 Jan 2014

RIMBAY – a multi-approximation 3D ice-dynamics model for comprehensive applications: model description and examples

M. Thoma, K. Grosfeld, D. Barbi, J. Determann, S. Goeller, C. Mayer, and F. Pattyn

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