Antarctic ice sheet dynamics and evolution: a modelling perspective - Felicity McCormack (UTAS)

Antarctic ice sheet dynamics and evolution: a modelling perspective

Antarctica is a dynamic component of the Earth system, modulating global mean sea levels on timescales of decades to glacial cycles. Here, I discuss the components of the governing equations for ice flow, including recent advances in the formulation of a flow relation for anisotropic ice. The dynamic processes giving rise to Antarctic mass loss are also discussed.