Journal article

Modeling of Antarctic sea ice in a general circulation model

XR Wu, I Simmonds, WF Budd

JOURNAL OF CLIMATE | AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC | Published : 1997

Abstract

A dynamic-thermodynamic sea ice model is developed and coupled with the Melbourne University general circulation model to simulate the seasonal cycle of the Antartic sea ice distribution. The model is efficient, rapid to compute, and useful for a range of climate studies. The thermodynamic part of the sea ice model is similar to that developed by Parkinson and Washington, the dynamics contain a simplified ice rheology that resists compression. The thermodynamics is based on energy conservation at the top surface of the ice/snow, the ice/water interface, and the open water area to derermine the ice formation, accretion, and ablation. A lead parameterization is introduced with an effective par..

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