About OGGR

What is it we are doing?

We are running an updated version of Ben Marzeion’s et al. 2012 global glacier model every month with driving data from the ECMWF ERA Interim dataset. From this we extract monthly mass balances for all global regions as defined in the Randolph Glacier Inventory. See plots for the results.

Do we even know what we are doing?

This remains to be seen, we will show additional verification soon. For now please refer to Marzeion et al. (DOI: 10.5194/tc-6-1295-2012) for an in depth presentation of the model.

Or are we just wasting precious compute resources?

We are using a grant by amazon to automatically run the computations on their Amazon EC2 service.



Current team members working on this:

Ben Marzeion (current affiliation: Uni. of Bremen) , Felix Oesterle (nee Schüller; current affiliation: Austrian Avalance and Torrent control)