Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 603–628, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-603-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 603–628, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-603-2021

Model experiment description paper 29 Jan 2021

Model experiment description paper | 29 Jan 2021

Comparison of sea ice kinematics at different resolutions modeled with a grid hierarchy in the Community Earth System Model (version 1.2.1)

Shiming Xu et al.

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AR by Shiming Xu on behalf of the Authors (01 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Nov 2020) by Alexander Robel
RR by Nils Hutter (04 Dec 2020)
RR by Frederic Dupont (07 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Dec 2020) by Alexander Robel
AR by Shiming Xu on behalf of the Authors (11 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Dec 2020) by Alexander Robel
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A multi-resolution tripolar grid hierarchy is constructed and integrated in CESM (version 1.2.1). The resolution range includes 0.45, 0.15, and 0.05°. Based on atmospherically forced sea ice experiments, the model simulates reasonable sea ice kinematics and scaling properties. Landfast ice thickness can also be systematically shifted due to non-convergent solutions to an elastic–viscous–plastic (EVP) model. This work is a framework for multi-scale modeling of the ocean and sea ice with CESM.