Seminar Series

Beneath the surface: recovering the ground profile under ice flows


Ph.D. Student Elizabeth McGeorge


School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury

Time & Place

Thu, 10 Feb 2022 14:40:53 NZDT in E6, Engineering Core


This talk will explore the inverse problem of recovering simultaneously the ice thickness and basal slip of an ice flow governed by the shallow ice approximation. The inversion is presented as an optimal control problem constrained by a linear elliptic partial differential equation with an unknown diffusion coefficient.  Controlling to recover an optimal diffusion, it can then be manipulated to produce estimates for ice thickness.

Elizabeth McGeorge seminar

Supervisor: Associate Prof Miguel Moyers-Gonzalez