Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Research article
19 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 19 Apr 2018

Design and results of the ice sheet model initialisation experiments initMIP-Greenland: an ISMIP6 intercomparison

Heiko Goelzer, Sophie Nowicki, Tamsin Edwards, Matthew Beckley, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Andy Aschwanden, Reinhard Calov, Olivier Gagliardini, Fabien Gillet-Chaulet, Nicholas R. Golledge, Jonathan Gregory, Ralf Greve, Angelika Humbert, Philippe Huybrechts, Joseph H. Kennedy, Eric Larour, William H. Lipscomb, Sébastien Le clec'h, Victoria Lee, Mathieu Morlighem, Frank Pattyn, Antony J. Payne, Christian Rodehacke, Martin Rückamp, Fuyuki Saito, Nicole Schlegel, Helene Seroussi, Andrew Shepherd, Sainan Sun, Roderik van de Wal, and Florian A. Ziemen


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AR by Heiko Goelzer on behalf of the Authors (09 Oct 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (11 Oct 2017) by G. Hilmar Gudmundsson
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Nov 2017) by G. Hilmar Gudmundsson
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Nov 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish as is (06 Feb 2018) by G. Hilmar Gudmundsson
AR by Heiko Goelzer on behalf of the Authors (12 Feb 2018)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We have compared a wide spectrum of different initialisation techniques used in the ice sheet modelling community to define the modelled present-day Greenland ice sheet state as a starting point for physically based future-sea-level-change projections. Compared to earlier community-wide comparisons, we find better agreement across different models, which implies overall improvement of our understanding of what is needed to produce such initial states.