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  • Main Title Global ice sheet modeling


  • Author: Hughes, T.J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Fastook, J.L.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Univ. of Maine, Orono, ME (United States). Institute for Quaternary Studies


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Pacific Northwest Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington
    Additional Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)


  • Creation: 1994-05-01


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 165 p.


  • Keyword: Environmental Effects
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Disposal
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain Project
  • STI Subject Categories: 99 Mathematics, Computers, Information Science, Management, Law, Miscellaneous
  • Keyword: Climatic Change
  • Keyword: Site Characterization
  • Keyword: Structural Models
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Glaciers
  • Keyword: Dynamics
  • Keyword: Climate Models


  • Other Information: PBD: May 1994


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE94013744
  • Report No.: PNL--9414
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/145218
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 145218
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc618789


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE94013744