Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2255–2283, 2019
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2255–2283, 2019

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 et al.

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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.