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The sea ice model component of HadGEM3-GC3.1

Ridley, J. K., Blockley, E. W., Keen, A. B., Rae, J. G. L., West, A. E. and Schroeder, D. (2018) The sea ice model component of HadGEM3-GC3.1. Geoscientific Model Development, 11 (2). pp. 713-723. ISSN 1991-9603

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5194/gmd-11-713-2018

Abstract/Summary

A new sea ice configuration, GSI8.1, is implemented in the Met Office global coupled configuration HadGEM3-GC3.1 which will be used for all CMIP6 (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6) simulations. The inclusion of multi-layer thermodynamics has required a semi-implicit coupling scheme between atmosphere and sea ice to ensure the stability of the solver. Here we describe the sea ice model component and show that the Arctic thickness and extent compare well with observationally based data.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:75734
Publisher:European Geosciences Union

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