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Elmer/Ice description paper

GMDIn Capabilities and performance of Elmer/Ice, a new-generation ice sheet model, published in Geoscience Model Development, we summarise the almost 10 yr of development performed by different groups. We only focus on the past developments that are relevant for simulations of three-dimensional ice sheets. This paper presents the governing equations implemented in Elmer/Ice, the associated boundary conditions, other useful equations (such as the equation to evaluate the age of the ice), the inverse methods implemented in Elmer/Ice, some technical aspects related to the resolution of these equations in the framework of the FE method, some standard convergence and scalability tests to verify the efficiency of Elmer/Ice and finally, we provide some insights into the future planned developments.

Reference: Gagliardini, O., T. Zwinger, F. Gillet-Chaulet, G. Durand, L. Favier, B. de Fleurian, R. Greve, M. Malinen, C. Martín, P. Råback, J. Ruokolainen, M. Sacchettini, M. Schäfer, H. Seddik,  and J. Thies, 2013. Capabilities and performance of Elmer/Ice, a new-generation ice sheet model, Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 1299-1318, doi:10.5194/gmd-6-1299-2013.

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