Farinotti, D. (2017). Glacier modeling. In D. Richardson (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of geography: people, the earth, environment, and technology (pp. 1-4). https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0038
The term “glacier modeling” is used in a generic sense for describing numerical simulations of glaciers and glacier-related processes. Glacier modeling activities can be subdivided into four main branches reflecting the interactions between glaciers and other compartments of the Earth system. The degree of sophistication of the various models is heterogeneous and significantly affected by the effort required for observing and measuring the relevant processes.