Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 14, 1727–1746, 2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 1727–1746, 2020
Research article
29 May 2020
Research article | 29 May 2020

Evaluation of Arctic sea ice drift and its dependency on near-surface wind and sea ice conditions in the coupled regional climate model HIRHAM–NAOSIM

Xiaoyong Yu et al.

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This study presents an evaluation of Arctic sea ice drift speed for the period 2003–2014 in a state-of-the-art coupled regional model for the Arctic, called HIRHAM–NAOSIM. In particular, the dependency of the drift speed on the near-surface wind speed and sea ice conditions is presented. Effects of sea ice form drag included by an improved parameterization of the transfer coefficients for momentum and heat over sea ice are discussed.