Brief communication: Impacts of ocean-wave-induced breakup of Antarctic sea ice via thermodynamics in a stand-alone version of the CICE sea-ice model
- 1School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
- 2CSIRO Ocean and Atmosphere, Aspendale, VIC, Australia
- 3Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Abstract. Impacts of wave-induced breakup of Antarctic sea ice on ice concentration and volume are investigated using a modified version of the CICE sea-ice model, run in stand-alone mode from 1979–2010. Model outputs show that during summer wave-induced breakup reduces local ice concentration by up to 0.3–0.4 in a vicinity of the ice edge and total ice volume by up to a factor of 0.1–0.2.