Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
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, Jialiang Ma, Lu Zhou, Yan Zhang, Jiping Liu, and Bin Wang

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