Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Model description paper
08 Mar 2016
Model description paper |  | 08 Mar 2016

Open-source modular solutions for flexural isostasy: gFlex v1.0

A. D. Wickert


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Short summary
Earth's lithosphere bends beneath surface loads, such as ice, sediments, and mountain belts. The pattern of this bending, or flexural isostatic response, is a function of both the loads and the spatially variable strength of the lithosphere. gFlex is an easy-to-use program to calculate flexural isostastic response, and may be used to better understand how ice sheets, glaciers, large lakes, sedimentary basins, volcanoes, and other surface loads interact with the solid Earth.