Sea Ice Modeling


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Exercises: min
  • How Does Sea Ice Modeling work?


Why is it important to model sea ice?

Sea Ice Models

The CESM2 sea ice component is called CICE. Sea ice models have two primary components, some models have a 3rd component:


Force balance to determine the motion of the sea ice Wind stress, water stress, internal ice stress, Coriolis, and stress associated with sea surface slope Resistant to converence and shear

Thermodynamics and Radiative Properties

Ice Thickness Distribution

Sub-gridscale parameterization to represent the spatial hterogeneity in ice

Key Points