Brice Van Liefferinge  @ Glaciologie - ULB

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million year-old ice


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i) Back from the Belare Antarctic mission 2014-2015 :

ii) Will be present at the EGU General Assembly 2015


i) The matlab tool related to the paper : Using ice-flow models to evaluate potential sites of

million year-old ice in Antarctica is now avaiable  !  Click here



ii) The paper: "Using ice-flow models to evaluate potential sites of million year-old ice in Antarctica"

is published in Climate of the Past. 

B. Van Liefferinge and F. Pattyn Clim. Past, 9, 2335-2345, 2013


iii) The paper on "The climate memory of an Arctic polythermal glacier"

is now avaiable in Journal of Glaciology.

Journal issue 218 cover

C. Delcourt, B. Van Liefferinge, M. Nolan, F.Pattyn, Volume 59(218), 1084-1092, 2013

After a master thesis which aimed to delimit the various temperate ice areas and to redraw by modeling the evolution of the equilibrium line altitude of McCall Glacier (Alaska),
I started to work at the Laboratoire de Glaciologie.

Since october 2011, I've been working as a teaching assistant in Geomorphology and Glaciology and as a PhD student (under the supervision of Dr. Frank Pattyn).

My research focuses on the basal conditions of Antarctica that is the conditions at the interface between the rock and ice. More than 50% of the base is suprisingly  at the pressure-melting point. A keypoint when we speak about basal conditions is the geothermal heat flux that we know very poorly. I'm trying to constrain better this parameter in order to calculate the basal temperature, the basal melting, ... .

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