Create a computer model of a glacier! – with thanks to Ben Pollard
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 parameter 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.
Open Glacier model below: