Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 13, 2001–2022, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2001-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 2001–2022, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2001-2019

Research article 19 Jul 2019

Research article | 19 Jul 2019

Induced surface fluxes: a new framework for attributing Arctic sea ice volume balance biases to specific model errors

Alex West et al.

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (30 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Nov 2018) by Dirk Notz
RR by Francois Massonnet (19 Nov 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Dec 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Dec 2018) by Dirk Notz
AR by Alex West on behalf of the Authors (05 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Mar 2019) by Dirk Notz
RR by Francois Massonnet (12 Apr 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 May 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 May 2019) by Dirk Notz
AR by Alex West on behalf of the Authors (28 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 May 2019) by Dirk Notz
AR by Alex West on behalf of the Authors (18 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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This study presents a framework for examining the causes of model errors in Arctic sea ice volume, using HadGEM2-ES as a case study. Simple models are used to estimate how much of the error in energy arriving at the ice surface is due to error in key Arctic climate variables. The method quantifies how each variable affects sea ice volume balance and shows that for HadGEM2-ES an annual mean low bias in ice thickness is likely due to errors in surface melt onset.