Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Model evaluation paper
03 Apr 2018
Model evaluation paper |  | 03 Apr 2018

A 4.5 km resolution Arctic Ocean simulation with the global multi-resolution model FESOM 1.4

Qiang Wang, Claudia Wekerle, Sergey Danilov, Xuezhu Wang, and Thomas Jung


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AR by Qiang Wang on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Jan 2018) by David Ham
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Feb 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Feb 2018) by David Ham
AR by Qiang Wang on behalf of the Authors (17 Feb 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (06 Mar 2018) by David Ham
AR by Qiang Wang on behalf of the Authors (07 Mar 2018)
Short summary
For developing a system for Arctic research, we evaluate the Arctic Ocean simulated by FESOM. We use two global meshes differing in the horizontal resolution only in the Arctic Ocean (24 vs. 4.5 km). The high resolution significantly improves the model's representation of the Arctic Ocean. The most pronounced improvement is in the Arctic intermediate layer. The high resolution also improves the ocean surface circulation, mainly through a better representation of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.