Event date:
Mar 10 2023 9:00 am

Training on glacier modelling: Practical applications with the Open Global Glacier Model


The training will offer a balanced mix of lectures on the theory of glaciers and their modelling and practical sessions with the OGGM model. It will cover the following topics:

  • General introduction to glaciers
  • Climatic mass-balance: Processes and modelling
  • Practicals: Temperature index modelling with OGGM
  • Ice flow: Processes and modelling.
  • Practicals: Numerics of simple differential equations, flowline modelling with OGGM
  • Glacier system modelling: Glacier-climate interactions, coupling, uncertainties
  • Practicals: real glacier experiments with OGGM.
  • Regional hydrology with a focus on the Upper Indus Basin
  • Glaciers in the hydrosphere: Glacier runoff
  • Practicals: peak-water and runoff partitioning with OGGM
  • Scientific programming with the Python programming language and practising open-source software development on github
  • Excursion: Visit the LUMS campus and research facilities, outdoor field visit to relevant site

Workshop Dates: 10 March 2023 to 16 March 2023

Application deadline: 07 February 2023

Announcement of selected participants: 10 February 2023

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