Ice-crystal fabric

Improving models of fabric and anisotropy to learn about ice flow

Modeling ice-crystal fabric as a proxy for ice-stream stability

The crystal structure within an ice sheet evolves in response to deformation, so ice-crystal fabric records ice-flow history. However, the complexity of crystal-fabric evolution, and the lack of model results with which to compare data, limits the …

Modeling fabric development using coupled non-parametric orientation and lattice strain-energy distribution functions