Geodetic and geomorphologic data assimilation into coupled ice sheet / solid Earth model for separating present and past ice sheet behaviour in Antactica

DIEM is a project of the Priority Program 1158 "Antarctic Research with comparative investigations in Arctic ice areas" of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
It aims at simulating retreat history of the Antarctic ice sheet since the Last-Glacial Maximum (LGM), and accompanied glacial-isostatic adjustment (GIA). Geological evidences of the past ice coverage (e.g. by glacier trim lines) will be employed, as well as satellite observations of the gravity field change (GRACE) and surface deformation (GPS) associated with onion GIA. DIEM is implemented in close cooperation with ISSEM.