TY - CHAP

T1 - Inverse methods in glaciology

AU - Gudmundsson, G. Hilmar

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - Inverse methods are ideally suited for the indirect estimation of a large number of model parameters. Such problems arise naturally in many types of glaciological modeling work, the prime example being the indirect estimation of basal boundary parameters on ice streams using surface data. In the future, inverse methods can be expected to play an increasing role in glaciological modeling work. In particular, the use of inverse methods for model initialization when forecasting the near-future (several decades) behavior of ice sheets is an interesting prospect.

AB - Inverse methods are ideally suited for the indirect estimation of a large number of model parameters. Such problems arise naturally in many types of glaciological modeling work, the prime example being the indirect estimation of basal boundary parameters on ice streams using surface data. In the future, inverse methods can be expected to play an increasing role in glaciological modeling work. In particular, the use of inverse methods for model initialization when forecasting the near-future (several decades) behavior of ice sheets is an interesting prospect.

U2 - 10.1007/978-90-481-2642-2_648

DO - 10.1007/978-90-481-2642-2_648

M3 - Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

AN - SCOPUS:84867483548

VL - Part 3

T3 - Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series

SP - 653

EP - 656

BT - Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers

PB - Springer

ER -