Development of GIS methods to assess glaciers response to climatic fluctuations: a Minimal Model approach

TitleDevelopment of GIS methods to assess glaciers response to climatic fluctuations: a Minimal Model approach
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsStrigaro, Daniele, Massimiliano Moretti, Matteo Mattavelli, Mattia De Amicis, Valter Maggi, and Antonello Provenzale
Secondary AuthorsJasiewicz, Jaroslaw, Zbigniew Zwoliński, Helena Mitasova, and Tomislav Hengl
Book TitleGeomorphometry for Geosciences
Pagination205 - 208
PublisherBogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań - Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation
CityPoznań, Poland
ISBN Number978-83-7986-059-3
Abstract

Theoretical work on glacier dynamics led to the construction of mathematical models for estimating glacier response to different climate change scenarios [2]. The aim of this work is to include a simple version of such models (the so-called Minimal Glacier Models [6]) within a GIS framework, to better understand, evaluate   and   reproduce   the   glacier  response   to   climate fluctuations. Then, in this work three sections have been included: (I) the formulation of the Minimal Glacier Models, evaluating physical laws and numeric resolution; (II) the description of a GIS algorithm to calibrate and to validate the simulated results; (III) the application of GRASS – GIS module to obtain a spatial representation of glacier retreat.

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