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Title: Global ice sheet modeling

The University of Maine conducted this study for Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) as part of a global climate modeling task for site characterization of the potential nuclear waste respository site at Yucca Mountain, NV. The purpose of the study was to develop a global ice sheet dynamics model that will forecast the three-dimensional configuration of global ice sheets for specific climate change scenarios. The objective of the third (final) year of the work was to produce ice sheet data for glaciation scenarios covering the next 100,000 years. This was accomplished using both the map-plane and flowband solutions of our time-dependent, finite-element gridpoint model. The theory and equations used to develop the ice sheet models are presented. Three future scenarios were simulated by the model and results are discussed.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Maine, Orono, ME (United States). Institute for Quaternary Studies
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
145218
Report Number(s):
PNL-9414
ON: DE94013744; TRN: 94:012255
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: May 1994
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; GLACIERS; DYNAMICS; STRUCTURAL MODELS; CLIMATIC CHANGE; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; CLIMATE MODELS; Yucca Mountain Project