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Application of a continuum-mechanical model for the flow of anisotropic polar ice to the EDML core, Antarctica

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Title: Application of a continuum-mechanical model for the flow of anisotropic polar ice to the EDML core, Antarctica
Authors: Seddik, Hakime Browse this author
Greve, Ralf Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Placidi, Luca Browse this author
Hamann, Ilka Browse this author
Gagliardini, Olivier Browse this author
Keywords: Anisotropy
Flow law
Fabric evolution
EDML core
Issue Date: Dec-2008
Publisher: International Glaciological Society
Journal Title: Journal of Glaciology
Volume: 54
Issue: 187
Start Page: 631
End Page: 642
Publisher DOI: 10.3189/002214308786570755
Abstract: We present an application of the newly developed CAFFE model (Continuum-mechanical, Anisotropic Flow model based on an anisotropic Flow Enhancement factor) to the EPICA ice core at Kohnen Station, DronningMaud Land, Antarctica (referred to as the EDML core). A one-dimensional flow model for the site is devised, which includes the anisotropic flow law and the fabric evolution equation of the CAFFE model. Three different solution methods are employed: (i) computing the ice flow based on the flow law of the CAFFE model and the measured fabrics; (ii) solving the CAFFE fabric evolution equation under the simplifying assumption of transverse isotropy; and (iii) solving the unrestricted CAFFE fabric evolution equation. Method (i) demonstrates clearly the importance of the anisotropic fabric in the ice column for the flow velocity. The anisotropic enhancement factor produced with method (ii) agrees reasonably well with that of method (i), even though the measured fabric shows a girdle structure (which breaks the transverse isotropy) in large parts of the ice core. For method (iii), we find that the measured fabric is reproduced well by the model down to ~2100m depth. Systematic deviations at greater depths are attributed to the disregard of migration recrystallization in the model.
Rights: © 2008 International Glaciological Society
Type: article
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