Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Model experiment description paper
12 Jun 2019
Model experiment description paper |  | 12 Jun 2019

Assessment of sub-shelf melting parameterisations using the ocean–ice-sheet coupled model NEMO(v3.6)–Elmer/Ice(v8.3)

Lionel Favier, Nicolas C. Jourdain, Adrian Jenkins, Nacho Merino, Gaël Durand, Olivier Gagliardini, Fabien Gillet-Chaulet, and Pierre Mathiot


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AR by Lionel Favier on behalf of the Authors (26 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 May 2019) by Alexander Robel
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 May 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 May 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 May 2019) by Alexander Robel
AR by Lionel Favier on behalf of the Authors (22 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The melting at the base of floating ice shelves is the main driver of the Antarctic ice sheet current retreat. Here, we use an ideal set-up to assess a wide range of melting parameterisations depending on oceanic properties with regard to a new ocean–ice-sheet coupled model, published here for the first time. A parameterisation that depends quadratically on thermal forcing in both a local and a non-local way yields the best results and needs to be further assessed with more realistic set-ups.