Numerical investigations of the slow-down ofWhillans Ice Stream , West Antarctica : is it shutting down like Ice StreamC ?

@inproceedings{BOUGAMONT2007NumericalIO,
  title={Numerical investigations of the slow-down ofWhillans Ice Stream , West Antarctica : is it shutting down like Ice StreamC ?},
  author={BOUGAMONT and Tulaczyk and Joughin},
  year={2007}
}
We investigate whether the recent slow-down of Whillans Ice Stream (WIS), West Antarctica, may lead to its complete stoppage in the near future, using a numerical model. Basal resistance to ice-stream motion is represented by a continuous till layer whose strength changes in response to basal melting and freezing. We implement a basal drainage system, which acts to hinder ice-stream stoppage through supply of extra water to those parts of the bed that are experiencing freezing. The ice module… CONTINUE READING

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