Computational Modelling of Coupled Heat Transport between the Heterogeneous Earth and an Overlying Ice Sheet

Sascha Barbara Bodenburg, Sönke Reiche, Wojciech Blachut, Christian Hübscher, Julia Kowalski
We observe slightly increased geothermal heat fluxes above salt structures allowing to derive a local increase of melting rates. In the investigated scenarios (with and without idealized ice motion), this process not solely causes, but reinforces tunnel valley erosion. In a future study, we will include transient effects, investigate the hydrothermal convection and couple the melting rates to the computed heat fluxes.
doi:10.18154/rwth-conv-250300 fatcat:qesmns7xmna7ve7uibqulahebi