Flow-line model code for accumulation of ice along velocity-based trajectories

  • Suzanne L. Bevan (Creator)
  • Adrian J. Luckman (Creator)
  • Bryn Hubbard (Creator)
  • Bernd Kulessa (Creator)
  • David Ashmore (Creator)
  • Peter Kuipers Munneke (Creator)
  • Martin O'Leary (Creator)
  • Adam P Booth (Creator)
  • Heidi Sevestre (Creator)
  • Daniel Mcgrath (Creator)



The flow-line model was designed to enable estimation of the age and surface origin for various ice bodies identified within hot-water drilled boreholes on Larsen C Ice Shelf. Surface fluxes are accumulated, converted to thicknesses, and advected down flow from a fixed number of selected points. The model requires input datasets of surface mass balance, surface velocity, vertical strain rates, ice-shelf thickness, and a vertical density profile.
This model is part of a larger project. Input datasets such as density profiles and trajectory vectors are available separately.
Resolution is dependent on the input datasets.

Funding was provided by the NERC grant NE/L005409/1.
Date made available03 Mar 2017
PublisherBritish Antarctic Survey
  • Centuries of intense surface melt on Larsen C Ice Shelf

    Bevan, S. L., Luckman, A., Hubbard, B., Kulessa, B., Ashmore, D., Kuipers Munneke, P., O'Leary, M., Booth, A., Sevestre, H. & Mcgrath, D., 05 Dec 2017, In: Cryosphere. 11, 6, p. 2743-2753 11 p.

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