Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Development and technical paper
08 Jul 2021
Development and technical paper |  | 08 Jul 2021

Benefits of sea ice initialization for the interannual-to-decadal climate prediction skill in the Arctic in EC-Earth3

Tian Tian, Shuting Yang, Mehdi Pasha Karami, François Massonnet, Tim Kruschke, and Torben Koenigk


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AR by Tian Tian on behalf of the Authors (01 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 May 2021) by Qiang Wang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 May 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 May 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Jun 2021) by Qiang Wang
AR by Tian Tian on behalf of the Authors (05 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Three decadal prediction experiments with EC-Earth3 are performed to investigate the impact of ocean, sea ice concentration and thickness initialization, respectively. We find that the persistence of perennial thick ice in the central Arctic can affect the sea ice predictability in its adjacent waters via advection process or wind, despite those regions being seasonally ice free during two recent decades. This has implications for the coming decades as the thinning of Arctic sea ice continues.