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Glacier model programme

Instructions for running the Glacier model programme

When you open up the programme, the ‘help’ menu will give you instructions, and information about what affects the size of a glacier. Click on ? for more information about the individual variables.

If you open two or more models at once and resize them to fit in your screen, you can compare what happens as you change just one variable at a time.

A feature of this model is that if the glacier reaches the edge of the screen it will keep going in a runaway effect! After a few adjustments to the variables you will be able to avoid this situation. Run the "jar" file below by clicking on it.

IceModel2a.jar (21.25 kB)

Glacier Model Intro.doc 20.00 kB

ice jar