PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Shuonan Wu, Fei Wang, Yicong Ma.

Title:Numerical Modeling of Ice Sheets
Seminar:CCMA PDEs and Numerical Methods Seminar Series
Speaker:David Pollard, Pennsylvania State University
A brief overview of continental-sized ice sheets will be given, both for today (Greenland and Antarctica) and the past (North American and Eurasian). Basic physical processes and the equations describing ice-sheet variations through time will be described. The numerical techniques used to solve for the slow flow of ice deforming under its own weight will be outlined, focusing on the sparse-matrix solution of the horizontal stretching equations. The performance of the sparse-matrix solver used in our model will be assessed, and advice sought on how to improve on this performance.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB315
Date:02 / 11 / 2016
Time:02:30pm - 04:30pm