Articles | Volume 10, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3105–3123, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3105-2017

Special issue: Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean - NEMO

Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3105–3123, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3105-2017

Development and technical paper 22 Aug 2017

Development and technical paper | 22 Aug 2017

Sea-ice evaluation of NEMO-Nordic 1.0: a NEMO–LIM3.6-based ocean–sea-ice model setup for the North Sea and Baltic Sea

Per Pemberton et al.

Data sets

standard NEMO code NEMO https://www.nemo-ocean.eu/

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Short summary
The Baltic Sea is seasonally ice covered with intense wintertime ship traffic and a sensitive ecosystem. Understanding the sea-ice pack is important for climate effect studies and forecasting. A NEMO-LIM3.6-based model setup for the North Sea/Baltic Sea is introduced, including a method for ice in the coastal zone. We evaluate different sea-ice parameters and overall find that the model agrees well with the observation though deformed ice is more challenging to capture.