Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 3745–3758, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3745-2019

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

Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 3745–3758, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3745-2019

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 et al.

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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.