Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Model evaluation paper
27 Aug 2019
Model evaluation paper |  | 27 Aug 2019

On the discretization of the ice thickness distribution in the NEMO3.6-LIM3 global ocean–sea ice model

François Massonnet, Antoine Barthélemy, Koffi Worou, Thierry Fichefet, Martin Vancoppenolle, Clément Rousset, and Eduardo Moreno-Chamarro


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AR by Francois Massonnet on behalf of the Authors (21 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Jun 2019) by Qiang Wang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (14 Jul 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Jul 2019)
ED: Publish as is (16 Jul 2019) by Qiang Wang
Short summary
Sea ice thickness varies considerably on spatial scales of several meters. However, contemporary climate models cannot resolve such scales yet. This is why sea ice models used in climate models include an ice thickness distribution (ITD) to account for this unresolved variability. Here, we explore with the ocean–sea ice model NEMO3.6-LIM3 the sensitivity of simulated mean Arctic and Antarctic sea ice states to the way the ITD is discretized.