Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 11, 1035–1040, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1035-2017
The Cryosphere, 11, 1035–1040, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1035-2017

Brief communication 03 May 2017

Brief communication | 03 May 2017

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

Luke G. Bennetts et al.

Model code and software

Wave-ice breakup model for inclusion in CICE Australian Antarctic Data Centre ˗ CAASM Metadata L. Bennetts https://doi.org/10.4225/15/57D0EA42ED985

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A numerical model is used to investigate how Antarctic sea ice concentration and volume are affected by increased melting caused by ocean-wave breakup of the ice. When temperatures are high enough to melt the ice, concentration and volume are reduced for ~ 100 km into the ice-covered ocean. When temperatures are low enough for ice growth, the concentration recovers, but the reduced volume persists.