Future of Glaciers - The Module
Guillaume Jouvet, Chantal Landry, Antonia Mey
Freie Universität Berlin, ETH Zürich
Alpine glaciers have been shrinking for more than one century. This trend is expected to continue if the global warming progresses. Thanks to mathematical models, the future evolution of glaciers can be estimated.
In this educational program, the background of glacier modelling is first explained in a short entertaining film. Then, the user is invited to choose among climatic scenarios for the 21st century and watch the corresponding evolution of the largest glacier of the European Alps. Finally, a second short film “glacial mystery” explains how glacier modelling allowed us to make a major advance in a police investigation started in 1926!