Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
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, Siobhan O'Farrell, and Petteri Uotila

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Cited articles

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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.