Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 13, 1043–1049, 2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 1043–1049, 2019

Brief communication 01 Apr 2019

Brief communication | 01 Apr 2019

Brief communication: PICOP, a new ocean melt parameterization under ice shelves combining PICO and a plume model

Tyler Pelle et al.


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Mar 2019) by Olaf Eisen
Short summary
How ocean-induced melt under floating ice shelves will change as ocean currents evolve remains a big uncertainty in projections of sea level rise. In this study, we combine two of the most recently developed melt models to form PICOP, which overcomes the limitations of past models and produces accurate ice shelf melt rates. We find that our model is easy to set up and computationally efficient, providing researchers an important tool to improve the accuracy of their future glacial projections.