Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4595–4637, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4595-2020

Special issue: Evaluation of Model Intercomparison Projects

Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4595–4637, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4595-2020

Model evaluation paper 29 Sep 2020

Model evaluation paper | 29 Sep 2020

Impact of horizontal resolution on global ocean–sea ice model simulations based on the experimental protocols of the Ocean Model Intercomparison Project phase 2 (OMIP-2)

Eric P. Chassignet et al.

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AR by Eric Chassignet on behalf of the Authors (02 Jul 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Jul 2020) by Julia Hargreaves
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (20 Jul 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Aug 2020) by Julia Hargreaves
AR by Eric Chassignet on behalf of the Authors (09 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Aug 2020) by Julia Hargreaves
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This paper presents global comparisons of fundamental global climate variables from a suite of four pairs of matched low- and high-resolution ocean and sea ice simulations to assess the robustness of climate-relevant improvements in ocean simulations associated with moving from coarse (∼1°) to eddy-resolving (∼0.1°) horizontal resolutions. Despite significant improvements, greatly enhanced horizontal resolution does not deliver unambiguous bias reduction in all regions for all models.