Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 1101–1124, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-1101-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 1101–1124, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-1101-2021

Development and technical paper 24 Feb 2021

Development and technical paper | 24 Feb 2021

A fully coupled Arctic sea-ice–ocean–atmosphere model (ArcIOAM v1.0) based on C-Coupler2: model description and preliminary results

Shihe Ren et al.

Model code and software

A fully coupled Arctic sea ice-ocean-atmosphere model (ArcIOAM) based on C-Coupler2 Shihe Ren, Hao Yu, Xi Liang, and Xiaoping Mai https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3742692

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Sea ice plays a crucial role in global energy and water budgets. To get a better simulation of sea ice, we coupled a sea ice model with an atmospheric and ocean model to form a fully coupled system. The sea ice simulation results of this coupled system demonstrated that a two-way coupled model has better performance in terms of sea ice, especially in summer. This indicates that sea-ice–ocean–atmosphere interaction plays a crucial role in controlling Arctic summertime sea ice distribution.