Articles | Volume 15, issue 13
Model evaluation paper
15 Jul 2022
Model evaluation paper |  | 15 Jul 2022

Evaluation of an emergent feature of sub-shelf melt oscillations from an idealized coupled ice sheet–ocean model using FISOC (v1.1) – ROMSIceShelf (v1.0) – Elmer/Ice (v9.0)

Chen Zhao, Rupert Gladstone, Benjamin Keith Galton-Fenzi, David Gwyther, and Tore Hattermann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-21', Nicolas Jourdain, 31 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2022-21', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Chen Zhao on behalf of the Authors (08 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Jun 2022) by Sophie Valcke
AR by Chen Zhao on behalf of the Authors (18 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We use a coupled ice–ocean model to explore an oscillation feature found in several contributing models to MISOMIP1. The oscillation is closely related to the discretized grounding line retreat and likely strengthened by the buoyancy–melt feedback and/or melt–geometry feedback near the grounding line, and frequent ice–ocean coupling. Our model choices have a non-trivial impact on mean melt and ocean circulation strength, which might be interesting for the coupled ice–ocean community.