Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Development and technical paper
09 Jun 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 09 Jun 2022

Implementation and evaluation of open boundary conditions for sea ice in a regional coupled ocean (ROMS) and sea ice (CICE) modeling system

Pedro Duarte, Jostein Brændshøi, Dmitry Shcherbin, Pauline Barras, Jon Albretsen, Yvonne Gusdal, Nicholas Szapiro, Andreas Martinsen, Annette Samuelsen, Keguang Wang, and Jens Boldingh Debernard

Data sets

Model run with METROMS to evaluate open boundary conditions in CICE [idealized wind] Jostein Brændshøi

Model run with METROMS to evaluate open boundary conditions in CICE Jostein Brændshøi

Sea ice satellite and model data between October 2014 and December 2015 Pedro Duarte

Model code and software

metno/metroms: Version 0.4.1 Jens Debernard, Nils Melsom Kristensen, Sebastian Maartensson, Keguang Wang, Kate Hedstrom, Jostein Brændshøi, and Nicholas Szapiro

MCT, CICE and ROMS code used with for the S4K simulations Pedro Duarte

Short summary
Sea ice models are often implemented for very large domains beyond the regions of sea ice formation, such as the whole Arctic or all of Antarctica. In this study, we implement changes in the Los Alamos Sea Ice Model, allowing it to be implemented for relatively small regions within the Arctic or Antarctica and yet considering the presence and influence of sea ice outside the represented areas. Such regional implementations are important when spatially detailed results are required.