Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 889–905, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-889-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 889–905, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-889-2021

Model description paper 11 Feb 2021

Model description paper | 11 Feb 2021

The Framework For Ice Sheet–Ocean Coupling (FISOC) V1.1

Rupert Gladstone et al.

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Retreat of the Antarctic ice sheet, and hence its contribution to sea level rise, is highly sensitive to melting of its floating ice shelves. This melt is caused by warm ocean currents coming into contact with the ice. Computer models used for future ice sheet projections are not able to realistically evolve these melt rates. We describe a new coupling framework to enable ice sheet and ocean computer models to interact, allowing projection of the evolution of melt and its impact on sea level.