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TC | Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 12, 2855–2868, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2855-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 12, 2855–2868, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2855-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 06 Sep 2018

Research article | 06 Sep 2018

Investigating future changes in the volume budget of the Arctic sea ice in a coupled climate model

Ann Keen and Ed Blockley

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AR by Ann Keen on behalf of the Authors (11 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 May 2018) by Dirk Notz
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 May 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Jun 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Jun 2018) by Dirk Notz
AR by Ann Keen on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Jul 2018) by Dirk Notz
AR by Ann Keen on behalf of the Authors (05 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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As the climate warms during the 21st century, our model shows extra melting at the top and the base of the Arctic sea ice. The reducing ice cover affects the impact these processes have on the sea ice volume budget, where the largest individual change is a reduction in the amount of growth at the base of existing ice. Using different forcing scenarios we show that, for this model, changes in the volume budget depend on the evolving ice area but not on the speed at which the ice area declines.
As the climate warms during the 21st century, our model shows extra melting at the top and the...
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