It is unlikely that any single research group will be able to significantly reduce the uncertainties in sea level assessment. The effort will instead have to be collaborative in nature; involving numerous groups, each working on some managable component of the whole. Here, some of the techniques being used to assemble a community of modelers to a common purpose are detailed.
Perhaps the most important thing that we can do is to formulate a set of modeling experiments that most agree will produce important results for sea level assessment. Documents here represent the current state of that effort.
To train modelers, a summer school has been organized.
Focus groups on each of the following topics meet regularly in teleconferences to discuss progress.
- Software design
- Basal, surface, and englacial hydrology
- Ice/Ocean coupling
- Spring 2010 Planning Session
Notes from the teleconferences are available through the above links. LANL has been instrumental in organizing and facilitating these teleconferences.