Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Research article
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17 Sep 2020
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 17 Sep 2020

A protocol for calculating basal melt rates in the ISMIP6 Antarctic ice sheet projections

Nicolas C. Jourdain, Xylar Asay-Davis, Tore Hattermann, Fiammetta Straneo, Hélène Seroussi, Christopher M. Little, and Sophie Nowicki


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (03 Apr 2020) by Ayako Abe-Ouchi
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (21 Apr 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Apr 2020) by Ayako Abe-Ouchi
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 May 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Jun 2020) by Ayako Abe-Ouchi
AR by Nicolas Jourdain on behalf of the Authors (19 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Jul 2020) by Ayako Abe-Ouchi
Short summary
To predict the future Antarctic contribution to sea level rise, we need to use ice sheet models. The Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project for AR6 (ISMIP6) builds an ensemble of ice sheet projections constrained by atmosphere and ocean projections from the 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6). In this work, we present and assess a method to derive ice shelf basal melting in ISMIP6 from the CMIP6 ocean outputs, and we give examples of projected melt rates.