1-BMarzeion-suldenfernerGlacierMIP is a new 4-yr Targeted Activity under the umbrella of the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) project aiming at systematic intercomparison of glacier models that are capable of modeling the evolution of glaciers outside the ice sheets on a global-scale. Similar to previous ice sheet modeling initiatives, GlacierMIP provides a framework for a coordinated model intercomparison to foster model improvements and reduce uncertainties in global-scale glacier projections.

Our primary objectives are to:

  1. coordinate a model intercomparison of existing state-of-the-art large-scale glacier models with respect to decadal to century scale glacier mass change projections (and possibly century scale past reconstructions),
  2. identify current model deficiencies and data needs, and work towards a new generation of global-scale glacier models that allow more accurate projections of the glacier contribution to sea-level rise.

We solicitate participation in GlacierMIP.

Participants are expected to:

  1. contribute to the definition of standardized model experiments including model design, forcing data, and output variables, an
  2. run the defined experiments with their large-scale models.

Modeling efforts including at least one entire RGI region are also welcome. A kick-off meeting will be held at the IUGG meeting in Prague in June 2015.

For more information see: http://www.climate-cryosphere.org/activities/targeted/glaciermip
If you are interested in participating in this activity please contact us.

Regine Hock (regine@gi.alaska.edu)
Ben Marzeion (ben.marzeion@uibk.ac.at)
– Co-chairs of GlacierMIP