Elmer/Ice is the only three-dimensional full-Stokes code solving properly the dynamic of the grounding line. It will be the only full-Stokes model which will solve all tests of the new MISMIP3d intercomparison exercise. Favier et al. (2012) present a complete description of the model and an application to a pinning point experiment.
Elmer/Ice was the only full-Stokes model performing the whole set of the ISMIP-HOM experiments. Results were presented in the ISMIP-HOM publication (Pattyn et al., 2008) as well as in a companion paper giving more detail about the numerics and performances of Elmer/Ice (Gagliardini and Zwinger, 2008).
Open Source Finite Element Software for Ice Sheet, Glaciers and Ice Flow Modelling
Elmer/Ice is a full-Stokes, finite element, ice sheet / ice flow model. The aim of this website is to present the capabilities of Elmer/Ice and to distribute course materials and tutorials.
Elmer/Ice is an add-on package to Elmer, which is a multi-physics FEM suite mainly developed by CSC-IT Center for Science Ltd., Espoo, Finland. Initially started by CSC, IGE and ILTS, currently multiple institutions and individuals contribute to the development of Elmer/Ice.