Search for dissertations about: "ice sheet"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 52 swedish dissertations containing the words ice sheet.

  1. 1. Palaeo-ice streams in the north-eastern Laurentide Ice Sheet

    Author : Hernán De Angelis; Johan Kleman; Krister Jansson; Colm O'Cofaigh; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; ice sheet; ice stream; palaeo-ice sheet; palaeo-ice stream; glaciology; palaeoglaciology; Laurentide Ice Sheet; Physical geography; Naturgeografi; geografi med naturgeografisk inriktning; Physical Geography;

    Abstract : This thesis presents a palaeoglaciological study aimed to determine the location, geometry and temporal evolution of palaeo-ice streams of the north-easternmost Laurentide Ice Sheet. The work was accomplished through the geomorphological interpretation of satellite imagery over 3. READ MORE

  2. 2. Computational Ice Sheet Dynamics : Error control and efficiency

    Author : Josefin Ahlkrona; Per Lötstedt; Jesse Johnson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; ice sheet modelling; stokes equations; shallow ice approximation; finite element method; perturbation expansions; non-newtonian fluids; free surface flow; Scientific Computing; Beräkningsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Ice sheets, such as the Greenland Ice Sheet or Antarctic Ice Sheet, have a fundamental impact on landscape formation, the global climate system, and on sea level rise. The slow, creeping flow of ice can be represented by a non-linear version of the Stokes equations, which treat ice as a non-Newtonian, viscous fluid. READ MORE

  3. 3. Numerical ice sheet modeling : Forward and inverse problems

    Author : Gong Cheng; Lina von Sydow; Per Lötstedt; Nina Kirchner; Irina Tezaur; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; ice sheet modeling; finite element method; grounding line migration; inverse problems; adjoint method; Scientific Computing; Beräkningsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Ice sheets have strong influence on the climate system. Numerical simulation provides a mathematical tool to study the ice dynamics in the past and to predict their contribution to climate change in the future. Large scale ice sheets behave as incompressible non-Newtonian fluid. READ MORE

  4. 4. Hydrology and Bed Topography of the Greenland Ice Sheet : Last known surroundings

    Author : Katrin Lindbäck; Rickard Pettersson; Francisco Navarro; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; climate change; Greenland Ice Sheet; radio-echo sounding; digital elevation models; ice thickness; bed topography; spectral analysis; roughness; subglacial hydrology; water piracy; englacial features; drainage catchments; meltwater runoff; ice dynamics; klimatförändringar; Grönlands inlandsis; markbaserad radar; digitala höjdmodeller; istjocklek; bottentopografi; spektralanalys; subglacial hydrologi; englaciala strukturer; avrinningsområden; isdynamik;

    Abstract : The increased temperatures in the Arctic accelerate the loss of land based ice stored in glaciers. The Greenland Ice Sheet is the largest ice mass in the Northern Hemisphere and holds ~10% of all the freshwater on Earth, equivalent to ~7 metres of global sea level rise. READ MORE

  5. 5. Subsurface fluxes of mass and energy at the accumulation zone of Lomonosovfonna ice cap, Svalbard

    Author : Sergey Marchenko; Veijo Pohjola; Rickard Pettersson; Carleen Reijmer; Thomas Schuler; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; glacier; ice sheet; sea level; runoff; ice; firn; snow; stratigraphy; density; core; radar; thermistor; temperature; preferential water flow; thermal conductivity; water content; Geovetenskap med inriktning mot naturgeografi; Earth Science with specialization in Physical Geography;

    Abstract : Glaciers cover ca 10% of the Earth's land and are found in the high altitudes and latitudes. They are important components of environmental systems due to the multiple feedbacks linking them with the atmosphere, hydrosphere and periglacial landscapes. READ MORE