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Modelling seasonal acceleration of land terminating sectors of the Greenland Ice Sheet margin

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Surface runoff during the summer melt season drains to the ice-bed interface of the Greenland Ice Sheet, leading to seasonal acceleration of land terminating sections of the margin. Understanding the processes driving this phenomena are important for predicting the dynamic response of the ice sheet to increasing summer melt season intensity. Land-terminating sectors also provide a useful environment for testing models of subglacial hydrology, before applying such models to the more complex marine-terminating sectors. This talk will cover efforts to model seasonal acceleration of land-terminating sectors of the Greenland Ice Sheet margin using a multicomponent model, consisting of supraglacial hydrology, subglacial hydrology, and ice dynamic components.

This talk is part of the Scott Polar Research Institute - Physical Sciences Seminar series.

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