Fun and Science: Ice sheet modeling and Austin sight-seeing

At the end of last week and through the weekend I was attending a workshop for work right here in Austin. Basically, some very smart people  designed a sophisticated ice sheet model recently that some of us at the Institute for Geophysics are interested in using to answer some of the questions we have about ice.

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Left is the observed Greenland ice velocity. Right is the modeled Greenland ice velocity. Note they’re practically identical; that means it’s good. (Brinkerhoff and Johnson, 2013)

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