Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 12, 1233–1247, 2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 1233–1247, 2018

Research article 10 Apr 2018

Research article | 10 Apr 2018

Thermodynamic and dynamic ice thickness contributions in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in NEMO-LIM2 numerical simulations

Xianmin Hu et al.

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We evaluated the sea ice thickness simulation in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago region using 1/4 and 1/12 degree NEMO LIM2 configurations. Model resolution dose not play a significant role. Relatively smaller thermodynamic contribution in the winter season is found in the thick ice covered areas, with larger contributions in the thin ice covered regions. No significant trend in winter maximum ice volume is found in the northern CAA and Baffin Bay but a decline is simulated within Parry Channel.